Paper Banger

This is a very simple design that is capable of making a deafening bang.

You will need:

A sheet of newspaper or glossy magazine paper, 29 x 42cm (11 x 16)

1. Fold the paper in half, long sides together.

2. Fold all the corners in, to the centre crease.


3.Fold corners A to corners B. (Diagram 1)

Diagram 1


4. Fold in half again, bringing the sharp points together.

 Diagram 2 


5.Fold the top layer upwards against side C (diagram 2) to create a triangular shape (diagram 3).  Repeat on  the reverse side.

The banger is now finished!

Diagram 3

To use: hold it tightly by the corner that has two points (diagram 4) then bring it down at lightening speed as if cracking a whip.  

Diagram 4

The inner flap will shoot out creating a loud bang. (Diagram 5) 
To do it again, push the flap back in and repeat. After a few tries you will soon get the hang of it.


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