How to Make a Paper Rope
Posted By: teresaschultz; Category: Games & Recreation; May 30, 2009
Author Teresa Schultz;

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Very few people are aware of the strength of a rope made from paper. To prove it to yourself, get 3 rolls of toilet paper. Single or double ply, they both work. For soft hands, use double ply.
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Find a pole.
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Unravel one roll of toilet paper, and run it around the pole. You want two equal lengths of toilet paper, folded around the pole.
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Let it rest on the ground, and do the same with the other two rolls.
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When all three rolls are unwound and passed around the pole, go to the pole.
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Pick up the six lengths, close to the pole, and pull lightly, to get equal tension on all the lengths.
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Walk backwards, to the loose ends, running the paper through your hands as you walk, maintaining the light tension.
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When you get to the end of the six lengths, start twisting the lengths over and over again.
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Keep a light tension. As you wind, the “rope” will become shorter. This is normal.
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The tighter you can wind it, the stronger it gets.
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Pretty soon you will be able to lean over backwards while hanging on the rope.
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When the “rope” is quite tightly wound, cut off the end where it passes around the pole.
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Tie one end of your rope to your little brothers’ bicycle.
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Tie the other end to Mom’s car.
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