Have you heard of a paper popper before? It is a fun origami toy that is pretty simple and easy to make. it only requires a common sheet of paper to make.
When you snap the paper forward, it makes a very loud popping noise. With a paper popper, you can scare the hell out of your friend or sibling.
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures, which is why it’s called an origami toy.
Step-By-Step Guide On How To Make An Extremely Loud Paper Popper
STEP 1: Use an 8.5 by 11 in (22 by 28 cm) sheet of A4 Paper (Printing Sheet)
If an A4 paper isn’t available, you can also tear a sheet of paper from your notebook.
- A standard piece of A4 printer paper, 8.5 by 11 inches (22 by 28 cm) in size, works best, but you can use larger or even smaller paper if you wish. Just make sure you are using rectangular paper.
- A notebook paper isn’t as thick as A4 paper, and it isn’t as loud, but it will still work
- The paper doesn’t have to be the exact size I mentioned, but it is a great size to use because it would be a lot easier to fold
- Now lay the paper flat, so the longer sides are on the top and bottom.
STEP 2: Fold the bottom fourth of your paper up. Fold about 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) of the paper up on a horizontal fold and then apply a crease.
- Fold the paper away from you, toward the top.
- Run your finger along the bottom edge to create the crease and keep the fold in place.
STEP 3: Fold another 2.5 inches (64 mm). of the paper up. You should have 1 inch (25 mm) of unfolded paper when you’re finished
- If you have a little more or less than 1 inch, that’s okay too.
STEP 4: Flip your paper over and fold it in half. You want to flip your paper so that the
unfolded portion is now on the bottom, closest to you. Then fold the paper in half on a vertical crease.
- When you make this fold, the folded part, or bar, should be visible again.
- You will now have a square shape with your folds on the outside.
STEP 5: Grab the popper at the back tip of the folded bar on the top of your paper. Find
the folded edge of your top bar (the part of the paper you folded up earlier) and pinch it with one hand.
- Then grab the bottom corner with your other hand. Pull the bar up and out as you push the unfolded portion of the paper in and down in the opposite direction.
- You will now see that you’ve created two open loops, or pockets, from the folded bar. pinch the bottom corners of your looped paper.
STEP 6: Ensure you’re not pinching any of the unfolded portions of the paper. You
shouldn’t pinch the paper too hard. Don’t hold down the unfolded part in the middle, or you won’t be able to snap it. You can think of this as a bit like holding a paper airplane upside-down.
- Look through the outside of the popper inward; you should have created almost two diamond air shape pockets.
- When you snap the popper open, you will release the unfolded section of the paper.
- For extra noise, you can try to stretch out and open the air pockets a bit to take in as much noise as possible.
STEP 7: Snap the popper down. Raise your arm, then bring it down like you’re cracking a whip or bouncing a ball.
- the air pockets should whip out, creating a cracking sound.
- As you bring your arm down, snap your wrist down as well to give it extra force.