The Noise Toy! (great for Kids! :)

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has there ever been a super quite day. do you love noise. kids do. so, i invented a really easy toy that makes a big bang. all you need is a tin, ruberband, a washer, and somthing to put a hole in the tin. i used a small nail off of my pool table. if you use a nail, use a semi-large one.

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Step 1: The Holes...

first you need to make the holes. take an object and make two holes. these holes need to be as wide as the staple you use. then, put a hole in the middle of those.

Step 2: The Band of Rubber! (other Wise Know As - the Rubberband! )

next, fit the rubberband through the hole. when its almostall the way in, put in the staple. pul the rubberband thightly.

Step 3: The Ring of Metal! ( Otherwise Know As - the Washer! )

this is the final step. tie the washer onto the rubberband. this may be a little trick heres how to do it:
1. put it through the middle of the washer
2. tie the knot

Step 4: How to Use It...

there is one way to use it. actually, there is two. you can only have two if you have a metal peice around the top.

1. pull the rubberband backand out. release it. when the washer hits the bottom, BANG!
2. pull the rubberband out enough to be at level with the metal. pull it left to right, or up to down. it will hit the metal, making sound.

there is many ways to make noise:

put it upside down. shake it.

rub washer on metal

ect. ect.

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    8 Discussions


    10 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    So how do you keep the rubberband from getting cut on the tin? I'm assuming that this is for kids right? So how do I take the sharp edge off and I can't see the pics or quite understand what you're talking about with the rubberband and staple. Maybe some better pics and clarification on how not to use all of my bandaids on my children. Swizzle

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    you make three holes. two that are far enough from eachother to put the ends of a staple into. put a hole between those holes for the rubber band. feed tha rubber band through middle hole, put paper clip through tha band, and pull so that the rubber band pulls on the staple and the staple goes in its holes. if you dont wabt your kids cut, make the hole from the outside. this will make the sharp metal bend into can, so it cant cut them.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I was thinking about the edges of the can not the nail holes. I don't have a fancy can opener that cuts the lid off so that you don't get cut. The set up sounds a bit easier now. Would you mind if I stole your dark pics and lightened them up for you? I'll email them back to you so you can add them to your instructable. Thanx. Swizzle


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    use a metal file, sandpapaper, or anything else that can sand away the sharp edge and make it dull.

    zac d

    10 years ago on Introduction