Introduction: Intro to Hornets + Basic Shotgun Ammo
Paper hornets come in all shapes and sizes, and many have different aerodynamics and weight. If you have been to middle school, you probably have heard of these. Some have different names. Wasps, V-bombs, stingers, hornets, paper pellets, tweeters, or birdies, but all of them share the same basic guidelines:
I will show you how to make two of the best acting "Shotgun" hornets you can stack on top of eachother.
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Step 1: Materials
1. Strong rubber band. This is essential to fire your paper hornets effectively.
2. Sticky Notes
3. Paper strips
Step 2: Paper Hornet #1
1. Cut your paper strips. About 1 inch wide (2cm wide).
2. Fold vertically.
3. Fold horizontally.
4. Fold in a "V".
Now you're done!
Step 3: Paper Hornet #2
1. Get your note.
2. Fold vertically, sticky side up.
3. Fold again, sticky side still showing.
4. Fold again, attaching the sticky side back onto the rest of the note.
5. Fold the paper into a "V".
You are now completely finished with the two hornets! These are great room-clearing hornets, and have a lot of spread. You can also make hornets that shatter apart from each other, which I will elaborate on later.
Step 4: Firing
As shown in the 1st picture of this instructable, the paper hornet should be pulled back once it is closed onto the rubber band. Once you pull back, the rubber band will build up tension, and when it releases, all of that potential energy is released, sending your little paper hornet whizzing through the air! Have fun! More advanced hornets will be introduced soon!