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Aluminum Can Ant by chaitanyak on October 8, 2010

Table of Contents License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Intro: Aluminum Can Ant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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step 1: stuff you need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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step 2: cut #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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step 3: cut #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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step 4: a few folds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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step 5: cut and fold the legs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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step 6: done! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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License: Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) Intro: Aluminum Can Ant Simple ant with six legs and pincers.. all from one can.. all you need is a pair of scissors

step 1: stuff you need heres what you'll need: -1 aluminum can.. soda, ice tea, beer whatever. -1 scissors -approximately 10minutes

step 2: cut #1 cut one vertical cut, from top to bottom

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Image Notes 1. cut one vertical cut, from top to bottom

step 3: cut #2 cut this shape and fold it out .. on either side of the vertical slit ..see the second image for the finished flaps

Image Notes 1. cut this shape and fold it out .. on either side of the vertical slit 2. do the same on this side

Image Notes 1. leg1 can be zigzag 2. leg2 3. leg3 can be zigzag 4. leg4 can be zigzag 5. leg5 6. leg6 can be zigzag

step 4: a few folds bend the top and bottom like so.. one end will be the head while the other .. the abdomen

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Image Notes 1. bend the bottom like so.. this end will be the abdomen.. fold away the sharp bits 2. bend the top like so.. this end will be the head 3. these sharp bits can be cut and folded forwards to form pincers or antinnae.. as you feel like..

step 5: cut and fold the legs remember the flaps from the earlier steps?... cut six legs from these.. three on either side. see the second image on how to crease them so they become stiff.. for the Pincers on the head(see image 2): cut tapering strips around the head part.. and fold forward.. for pincers.. if you do another set of thinner ones, you can do antennae as well.

Image Notes 1. leg1 can be zigzag 2. leg2 3. leg3 can be zigzag 4. leg4 can be zigzag 5. leg5 6. leg6 can be zigzag

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Image Notes 1. crease along the length so that they become stiff.. 2. cut tapering strips around the head part.. and fold forward.. for pincers.. if you do another set of thinner ones, you can do antennae as well.


step 6: done! and thats it! you can paint it if you like :) please post pics of the ones you do in the comments! for more complex can animals have a look at my crabs http://www.instructables.com/id/pepsi-Can-Crab/ and http://www.instructables.com/id/pepsi-Can-Crab/

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