Build a Out of Plastic Bottles

How To : Make a box out of used plastic bottles

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a box out of used plastic bottles. This task is very simple, fast and easy to do. The materials required for this task are 2 plastic bottles and a zipper. Begin by cutting off the bottom of both plastic bottles. Now glue the zi ...more

How To : Recycle plastic bottles to make hanging art

In this video, we learn how to recycle plastic bottles to make hanging art. First, cut the bottom off of the bottle and then cut it in half. Then, cut the other end off of the bottle as well. After this, you can grab the bottle and start to paint your choice of color all over ...more

How To : Recycle plastic bottles to make a toy windmill

In this tutorial we learn how to recycle plastic bottles to make a toy windmill. First, cut the bottle in half so you just have the cap end of it. Then, use the scissors to cut strips in the plastic, all running next to each other. Once you have all of these cut, pull the stri ...more

How To : Shoot a plastic bottle cap high into the air

Plastic water bottle caps are more than just a massive strain on the environment. They can also be used to perform this cool party trick! All you do is hold the cap in your fist and then pound said fist from the bottom with your other hand. If you do it right, the cap should l ...more

How To : Make a bong out of any plastic bottle

Looking for something to smoke out of but have nothing around the house? Have a look at this tutorial and learn how to make a working bong out of any plastic bottle (Coke bottle, water bottle, etc) This type of bong is useful if you are looking for something to smoke with that ...more

How To : Make a plastic bottle sasanqua (camellia) flower

Don't know what a sasanqua is? It's a well-known Japanese camellia with fragrant white or pink flowers. Also, it has seeds that yield tea oil. Now that you know the simple facts, you can teach them to you children as you teach them how to create a plastic bottle version of the ...more

How To : Make a plastic bottle fly into the air

Greg Swanson and Joe Kelley demonstrate their superb skills at creating bottle rockets on rooftops. To make a plastic bottle fly into the air, you will need a cork, a inflation needle, a bicycle tire pump, and of course... a 2-liter plastic bottle filled with a little bit of ...more

How To : Make a solar-powered plastic bottle toy car

Watch and learn how to make this awesome DIY toy car that runs off solar power. This makeshift mini-vehicle is made from a plastic bottle, small motor, tires, supports and a solar panel. See if you can replicate this interesting solar toy, or see if you can come up with a bett ...more

News : Sun + Plastic Bottle = Toy Car

Here's a DIY dream. Solar-power, recycled bottles, snap'n'go toy car! Simple. How easy to transform trash into toys. Plastic bottles take 700 years to decompose in a landfill. And annually, America uses over 150 billion plastic water bottles. The inventor of this solar powe ...more

How To : Create an explosive soda bottle rocket

Recyling your used plastic bottles and bags by taking them to the recyling center is a great way to save the environment, but you can turn recycling into a fun project by reusing your soda bottle as a rocket. Watch this tutorial by Make Magazine to see how to launch a soda bo ...more

How To : Make jewelry out of recycled plastic

In this video, learn how to make beautiful and unique jewelry out of old plastic bottles. This process is surprisingly simple and will make really cool gifts or accessories for any outfit. Follow along with Elizabeth Gleeson as she shows you how to spruce up any outfit and be ...more

How To : Recycle cobblestone

Tim Carter demonstrates how to use recycled cobblestones. Cobblestone can be used to edge gardens, driveways and walkways. These paving stones make a great border. People recycle cans, paper and plastic bottles, but how about recycling building materials. Cobblestones that we ...more

How To : Do a magic trick with a straw and bottle cap

This is a super nifty magic trick you'll want to show to your friends. All you need is a plastic drinking straw and a plastic bottle cap to balance it on using static electric charge from the paper cover's removal. Do a magic trick with a straw and bottle cap. Click through to ...more

How To : Perform the ketchup in a bottle trick

You take and emty plastic bottle fill it with water and drop a plastic container of ketchup in the bottle. Now watch what happens after you seal the bottle.Your kids will be amazed, its magic.

How To : Decorate Christmas sugar cookies like a pro

You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro. You will need: specialty decorating items sugar cookie dough cookie cutters cookie sheets currants, chopped nuts, assorted candy eggs food coloring liquid an ...more

How To : Build a durable bottle rocket using common items

Benson Trenh and Mark Norris show viewers how to build a bottle rocket using common household items. To build this creation you will need tape, a hole puncher, scissors and string. Also use a black plastic bag, or any color, for the parachute! Cut the black plastic bag into a ...more

How To : Make a CO2 powered bottle rocket

Sure, carbon and oxygen are two of very most fundamental building blocks of all life on Earth — but what have they done for you lately? With this free video guide, you'll learn how to build a safe, simple carbon-dioxide-powered bottle rocket with baking soda and a spent soft p ...more

How To : Make a simple lava lamp at home

Lava lamps are as easy to make as they are fun to look at. Watch this video to learn how to make your own lava lamp at home. You will need: an empty plastic soda bottle (with cap) vegetable or mineral oil food coloring effervescent tablet (like alka-seltzer) sequins and glitt ...more

How To : Build a lava lamp

Have you ever wanted to make your own lava lamp? If so, all you need are a few things from around the house: a plastic bottle; cooking oil; water; Alka-Seltzer; and food coloring. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on making your own lava lamp, take a look at this DIY s ...more

How To : Boil water without proper equipment

This video is a demonstration of an easy way to boil water while camping. Simply take a plastic bottle, fill it to the top with no space for air, close the bottle, start a fire and place the bottle in the fire. Since there is no air in the bottle it won't melt. After a couple ...more

How To : Build a water rocket

Who knew some plastic, water and air would be so much fun? If you like rockets and explosions, you probably knew. And so did this guy, who shows you how to make an awesome water rocket that can shoot over 200 feet! Before you try following along with the rocket build, you shou ...more

How To : Do a bottle cap hand-swap trick

This video will teach you how to do a trick that you can use to win money off of your friends when they cannot do it. The task at hand is holding a plastic bottle cap in the thumb-forefinger gap in each hand and switch the caps without letting go of them. This video will show ...more

How To : Bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle

In this video, we learn how to bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle. To do this, you will need: brake fluid and a Phillips screwdriver. To start, remove the bracket around your brake system, then spin the top of your brake reservoir open. When bleeding the brakes, you ...more

How To : Boil water without pots or pans

This video illustrate how to boil water without pots or pans. Here are the following steps:Step 1: You need fire, water and any plastic container with lid.Step 2: Now take water and fill it in the bottle so that there is no air present in the bottle.Step 3: Now put on the fire ...more

How To : Boil water on a leaf in the wilderness

This video shows a tip on how to boil water on a leaf in the wilderness. If you are stuck out in the wilderness and you don't have a plastic bottle for water you can use a leaf to boil water for drinking. Build a fire first. Then find a large enough leaf you can hold it over t ...more

How To : Make a simple rubbing alcohol rocket

These rockets fly! Made with just simple household rubbing alcohol, a plastic bottle, and some matches this fun task can be executed with ease. This video will deomnstrate exactly how to make a simple rubbing alcohol rocket. For this Scientific Tuesday we will show you... How ...more

How To : Make a fog machine with a household iron

Liven up your parties by making your own fog machine, using items that you can find around the house. You Will Need * An iron * Two aluminum roasting pans, about 5 inches deep or deeper * Scissors * Aluminum foil * A hot-glue gun * 7 lbs. pebbles or gravel * A 20-oz. plastic b ...more

How To : Make a simple dry ice bomb

When I was a kid, the 4th of July was my favorite holiday for one simple reason...the joy of making things go BOOM! Somewhere along the line that fun was taken away by politicians. It's time to put the fun back in celebrating freedom. From your friends at America's favorite po ...more

How To : Build a Leyden jar and use a capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor! In this installment of the MAKE presents series, Collin Cunningham explains - how to build a Leyden jar, how ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

How To : Make bleached skinny jeans from old ones

ThreadBanger demonstrates how to make recycled bleached skinny jeans. First, put on the jeans and if they are too big, pinch them at the back and mark them with tailor's chalk. Fold under the jeans at the bottom and mark the desired length with the chalk. Open up the seam of b ...more

How To : Make a Bigfoot costume for film or Halloween

This fun video shows you how to make an inexpensive Bigfoot costume for Halloween. You will need an old pair of shoes, an old wig, a bald cap, brown makeup, crepe hair, old newspaper, a foam head, a few spray paint lids, a bottle of spirit gum, liquid latex, and modeling clay. ...more

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