Cobra Weave Exploding Stick bomb
The Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb is pretty cool. I've seen a lot of the smaller stick
bombs on Instructables but none of these chain ones so I'm really excited to share it with
The chain is pretty easy to put together and is reusable so there is plenty of entertainment
value. It's awesome to watch the stick bomb in action, rising like a cobra and noisily spitting
sticks out as it goes. Watch the video to see it in action!
I would love to see other people's cobra weave stick bombs so if you make a cool one be sure
to link in the comments. Author: sherrycayheyhey
What you need:
-lots of pop- sticks use jumbo craft sticks for your stick bombs
-your hands and maybe a buddy's hands too
Cross two sticks into an "x" shape like in the picture. You want it to be a little slantly so that
there are two obtuse and two acute angles. The stick on top will be stick 1 and the stick on
bottom will be stick 2, see picture for note.
If using two colours, these first two stick should be the same colour, in my case green.
Add a Stick 3 by tucking one end under the end of Stick 2. The new stick should go over
If using two colors then the stick added in this step should be the other colour not used in the
previous step, purple in my case.
Add another stick by tucking it's end under Stick 2 and letting the rest lay over Stick 3.
If using two colours then add a stick the colour of the ones you used to make the "x" shape, in
my case green.
Continue adding sticks by tucking the end under the opposite colour stick and letting the rest
go over the other stick until you've reached the desired length. Just remember that patience
will pay off and the longer the stick bomb you make the longer explosion show you'll have.
If you want to be able to trigger the stick bomb from a distance then you can attach a pull
string. Simply tie a piece of string to a stick then use that to bind the working end.
If you don't want the pull string then just add a stick so that it is under both ends but over the
middle stick, as the picture shows.
When for the action, give the pull string a nice tug or remove the binding stick by hand and
stand back. If all goes well your cobra weave should rise up like a wave while sticks are
wildly thrown across the room. Enjoy!