Jumping Paper Clips

Fold a dollar bill into thirds so that it looks like a flattened z. You should have a top, middle, and bottom layer.

paper folded in thirds

Clip the top layer and the middle layer together with one paper clip.
Clip the middle layer and the bottom layer together with another paper clip.

paper folded and held by paper clips

Pull the ends of the dollar bill apart. The paper clips will move toward each other, pop off the dollar bill and join together.

paper straightened and paper clips joined