Hair clip snappers, which are also referred to as poppers, are a small toy children can make out of a standard metal hair clip. When bent and manipulated correctly, the hair clip makes a loud snapping sound when deployed. You can also drop a hair clip snapper onto a hard surface and watch it pop back up into the air, if it hits the surface correctly.
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Things you need
- Metal hair clip (hair clip snappers are painful if discharged anywhere on your body or if it pops back on you when dropped)
Hold the hair clip vertically, so the open portion of the hair clip is facing the ceiling.
Place your thumb on the straight prong of the hair clip, approximately one-quarter of the length of the prong above the bottom of the pin.
Grip the top of the straight prong and bend it down over your thumb, so that the prong is at a 90 degree angle. Remove your thumb once the hair clip is bent.
Bend the bent prong down and then back up the other side. The prong is again at a 90 degree angle, only facing the opposite direction. A loop is formed when the hair clip is bent in this manner.
Pull up on the bent prong and rest the head of the prong on the ridged prong. The hair clip is now ready to snap.
Hold the hair clip by the head of the ridged prong with the loop facing down.
Tap the loop on a table to release the bent pin and make a loud snapping noise. You can also drop the hair clip so that the loop touches a hard surface and pops into the air.
Tips and warnings
- Hair clip snappers are painful if discharged anywhere on your body or pops back on you. Only use a snapper as described.
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