Super Simple Joke Land Mine

This is a very simple prank that has a nice pop when steped on and is reloadable.
Oh and this is only my second intructable so merry christmas

Step 1: What You Need

you need,

1.string bomb/cracker.(fairly cheap and similar to confetti popers, got mine from at 69cents for 36)

2.metal wire coat hanger.(plastic ones will not work, plastic coated metal might work)

3.wire cutters

Step 2: Bend the Coat Hanger

Take the hook of the hanger and use your hands to bend it arond 90*(degrees)like shown in the picture

Step 3: Make Groves in the Hanger

Use the wire cutters to make grooves in the hook of the hanger

Step 4: Bend the Hanger

Bend the hager as shown in the picture and lock it in the groves

Step 5: Add the String Bomb

Tie one end of the string to the hook and the other to the rest of the hanger.Do not give the sting much slack to make shure the cracker pops.

Step 6: Blank

To set it off step on it or you could possibly throw it.

Step 7: Video (new and Better One on Top)

here is a video



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    11 years ago on Introduction

    ok.....first of all let me point out all the stuff you sadly mistakened....first of all its to big and someone would see it a mile away...second this is very unsafe and could get you fired FROM YOUR JOB!....and third wow....arnt firecrackers illegal?...fourth thats a pritty big flame maybe enough to catch on somones cloaths and start a fire? well...i hope i was "constructive" and within the "be nice" policie....sorry if i offended u...

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    it is true that this isn't very stealthy, and it could get you fired. But except in a few places, firecrackers aren't illegal, except in a few states like New York, and maybe a few countries in Europe. Also, those aren't real firecrackers, those are more like cap gun rounds then anything. And from experience, this won't catch anything on fire, though thats not a guaranty.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It wont catch anything on fire because it is just a small party popper charge, it isn't capable of putting out enough heat for anything to catch fire


    12 years ago

    does anyone know where i can get a ton of those string-pulling-firework-type-things for not a lot of money?

    4 replies

    Reply 12 years ago

    prety much parades, and pennslyvania, everywhere they have fireworks they are very very cheap (like 25 cents for like a box of 20 or so)


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Speaking of sucking 'punkrockerwithmadskills' did you think that name up yourself? Are you 10? But what really sucks is making a land mine that actually blows peoples legs off, APRIL FOOLS! Your missing the practical joke point of this instructable. Blowing peoples legs off isn't a funny prank