This is a fun origami toy
that is easy to make and fun to play. Start with a regular sheet
of printer paper.
Steps to make a paper popper:
Step 1. Start with a regular
sheet of printer paper. Turn it sidewasy to the landscape view.
2. Fold the paper in half
the long way. Begin your crease in the center of the fold to help
keep your edges straight.
3. Unfold it so that you
have a crease marking the center of the paper.
4. Fold the top edge down
to the center crease.
5. Fold the top edge
down to the center crease again. And one more time to create a nice thick
flap along the top edge.
6. Fold the flap down
one more time along the center crease that already exists.
7. Mark each end of
the folded flap with a circle using a pencil. Be sure to mark both ends.
This mark is what you will use to see where to hold your popper when you
8. Flip it over and fold
the whole thing in half the long way.
9. Now you have your paper
popper ready to use!
To load your paper popper,
turn it as shown in the photo, with the marks to the bottom left.
Hold the right end, and let the left end open up slightly. Push the
flap end until it is across the right side. Grap the marks with your thumbs,
and make sure the cente part can slide freely. Now raise your arm up and
pull down quickly for a nice loud POP!