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- Single-pop #1 - using thumb and index finger to squeeze
- Single-pop #2 - using thumb and index finger and a "rolling"
motion to squeeze the bubble to the side.
- Single-pop #3 - using any finger or object to smash
a bubble against a surface such as a table.
- Multi-pop #1 - using less precision and popping many
bubbles at once with fingers.
- Multi-pop #2 - crushing handfuls of bubbles in the fist.
- Multi-pop #3 - rolling and then "wringing" a sheet of
- Multi-pop #4 - smashing (with fist or other object)
many bubbles against a surface
- Foot-Method - walking on, trampling, or stomping on
- Creative - any novel means of popping the bubbles, such
as rolling in somersaults over them.
Suggestions from our readers:
- We enlivened our friends' parties with bubble wrap on the kitchen
floor and a pogo stick. You can only pop the bubbles for as long
as you stay on the pogo stick.
- the Plant family, London, UK
- How could you leave out what I think is the most gratifying
way to pop bubble wrap? You put the bubble wrap on a hard surface
and use your ELBOW to make concentric circles. The result is akin
to machine-gun fire. Please add this method to your list, and
try it soon. You'll see what I mean.
- Dan in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Just wanted to tell you that there is another way to pop bubble-wrap.
A common way in some Scandinavian countries seem to be to lay
the bubble-wrap down on the floor and they brutally run over with
your chair. An excellent way to pop-a-lot!
- Henrik Öquist
- You did not mention my favorite cool and satisfying bubble
popping technique: Drop your jaw down low, purse your lips as
to form the letter "o." Now, hold the bubble right at the entrance
of your mouth to pop, and create (and feel) a cool resonating
- Joe Szewczak, Ph.D.
- Personally, I like to roll up a bit of Bubble Wrap and put
it behind car tires. When they back out of their space all the
bubbles pop at once and make a pretty impressive noise, especially
in large garages!
- There's another method that your site has failed to mention.
The French Pop. It's not what you're thinking... (sicko) A.K.A.
the Italian Pop, this method begins with placing the bubble wrap
on the floor, rugs don't work. You then proceed to remove your
shoes and socks and stomp on the bubbles just like the French
and Italians do when smashing grapes to make wine! You've gotta
love this one!
- Derek Richardson
- Bubble Wrap Gunfight: Place two pieces of "large bubble" bubble-wrap
on the floor. Two gunfighters can then draw their finger guns
while they dig their heels into the wrap.
- the Hackenberg family
- If you want to FREAK people out, get a square of bubble wrap
that can be rolled up and concealed in your hand. (The BIG bubbles
work best) Pretend to pop your neck while crushing the bubbles.
It works GREAT! Also works for backs, knees, etc. but the neck
gets the biggest reactions.
- Mike, Louisville, KY
- I recently found a new way of popping bubble wrap, as a derrivetive
of Joe Szewczak's hollow-mouth method... it works best with small
bubbles, as you get more bubbles per square inch of wrap. simply
roll up a snall sheet, and pop the lot in your mouth... then just
chew it on your molars (incisors don't work.... they seem to miss
the bubbles 90% of the time). Using this method, you get a vast,
although fairly uncontrollable, variety of sounds, including Joe
Szewczak's resonating sound, aswell as sharp sounds that seem
to pop into air pockets between teeth and cheeks. Important things
to consdier: first of all, make sure your Bubble Wrap is clean
and germ-free, for your health. Secondly, it's advisable to get
a seperate sheet for each person participating, as lots of nasty
drool will inevitibly be delivered all over a used sheet.
-Mo Cassidy, Dublin Ireland
personal favorite way of popping bubble wrap is to place a sheet
under the rug at my front door, and wait until my dad comes home
from work and steps on the rug, making a nice, satisfying noise
and always scaring him half to death. =)
- Katy, Florida
- Makes a great burglar alarm,just tape some to the floor inside
a darkened room and wait for the fun to begin !!!!
- John, Virginia Beach , VA
- Since I am disabled and can't realy pop a lot of bubbles at
once... I just put a huge sheet of that heavenly stuff (bubble
wrap, yea?) and start driving my wheel chair in circles on it!!!
I read someone saying his sounded like a machine gun? well mine
sounds even better :) ahhh the sweet sound of bubble wrap fire
- Eilon & his wheelchair from Israel (both of us) :)
- Being a scuba diver, I felt obligated to tell you about the
scuba-style way to pop bubble wrap--underwater of course. It may
be a little difficult to regulate your buoyancy at first carrying
a big sheet of bubble paper, but it is well worth the effort when
you get to see each bubble you pop escape in a mad free ascent
to the surface!
- Graham Shea, California
- In the old days when there was an electric typewriter in the
office, I took a sheet of the small bubble wrap and put it through,
as you would a sheet of paper. I hit the advance button to continue
rolling the sheet. Admittedly, it jammed after awhile and had
to be coaxed out, but it was a wonderful waste of time!
- M, Renton, WA
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