Soda Bottle Caps

How To : Make a BB Machine Gun from a Soda Bottle

In a previous article, I showed how to make a powerful airsoft BB machine gun with a portable air supply using about $50 worth of PVC and air fittings. For this project, I have simplified the design to make a machine gun out of only 4 parts totaling about $15 that runs directl ...more

How To : Build a cool soda bottle water rocket

Real rockets require top ingenuity from physics and engineering experts, but you can construct a smaller replica that costs almost nothing can can be made from materials you already have at home or can find at a hardware store. Watch this video to learn how to create a soda b ...more

How To : Build a soda bottle water rocket

Have you ever wanted to launch your own rocket? Well, now you can, with little more than a two liter soda bottle, wire hangers, a bicycle pump and some PVC pipe Build a soda bottle water rocket. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org

How To : Make a soda bottle rocket

Make a soda bottle rocket with tips from this how-to video from Make Magazine. This is a fun weekend project. Visit your local home improvement store to find all the parts you need to make your soda bottle rocket.

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 : Fold an easy origami soda bottle

Love soda pop? Then you'll certainly have a good time folding this easy/intermediate origami soda pop bottle. It's the perfect conversation piece to add to your tabletop and can be crafted within a matter of minutes. Check out this origami tutorial to get the how-to.

How To : Make a cheap funnel using a soda bottle

Funnels are necessary for a bunch of different types of food prep, but that doesn't mean you have to blow your money on one at the grocery store. If you're trying to feed your family on a budget this holiday season, simply craft the funnel yourself! Check out this video to le ...more

How To : Cheat on any test with a soda bottle

This video teaches the secrets of cheating on any test with a soda bottle. You will need: a beverage bottle, glue, scissors. First remove the brand label from the beverage bottle. Now scan the label to your computer or take a picture of it and use it. With any photo editing so ...more

How To : Make a soda bottle submarine

Do you want to create your own underwater adventure? Then let the A-TV science squad show you how to make the coolest underwater vessle around. You'll be the captain of your own submarine in no time! For this experiment, you'll need the following materials: 8 coins tape mode ...more

How To : Use a soda bottle to make fire

Clear plastic bottles may have more uses than just holding soda. Whether you bring one on a picnic or find one in a trash can, you can use it to make fire on a sunny day. Watch and groove.

How To : Make a Soda Bottle Broom and Milk Jug Dustpan

Need a broom and a dust pan to clean up your living space? Look no further than your recycling bin and upcycle some of your empty drink containers to make new cleaning tools for your home. Using 3-5 empty 2-liter bottles (labels removed), a wooden dowel, and a few tools from ...more

How To : Booby Trap a Soda Bottle

The following is just a simple April Fools Day Prank idea, it can be harmless but messy so make sure you know who you're pranking. Basically you'll be making a few cut on the soda bottle and have your friend or family member spill it on the table. Check out the video tutorial ...more

How To : Hack a Monster soda can to stash a beer bottle

In this tutorial, learn how to hack a can of Monster - or any large soda can - to stash a bottle. This is great if you are drinking a beer in public when you aren't allowed or if you'd just rather no one knew what kind of embarrassing beverage you are actually consuming. Follo ...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 your own soda

Concoct soda at home—over time, you'll save a bundle by not using the store-bought stuff. Plus, it's fizzy fun! You Will Need * 1/8 tsp. brewer’s or bread yeast * 1/2 c. lukewarm water * 1 gal. water * 2 1/4 c. sugar * 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon of soda extract in the fla ...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 : Make a Coke and Mentos rocket

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make "Coke" rocket. This process is very fast, easy and simple to do. The materials required for this project are a 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola and a pack of Mentos candy. Begin by sliding off the cover of the Mentos stick and drop ...more

How To : Make a lightbulb vaporizer with household tools

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a light bulb vaporizer. The materials needed for this project are: a hammer, screwdriver, light bulb, scissors or pliers, salt, electric tape, and the top part of a 20 oz soda bottle. Begin by wrapping the light bulb in a cloth ...more

How To : Make Mentos bottle rockets

This entertaining video demonstrates how to make a bottle rocket using tape, paper napkins, Mentos, and Diet Coke or Coke Zero. Try at your own risk! Make a pouch with the paper napkin. Put the Mentos in the pouch and roll the napkin with the Mentos into a tube shape. Open the ...more

How To : Make simple turquoise hoop earrings

Watch this video to learn how to make simple turquoise hoop earrings. Start by taking some 20-22 gauge wire and wrap it around a soda bottle cap. Overlap the wire a little bit so that it forms a complete circle plus a little extra. Clip the wire off just a little bit past the ...more

News : 20 Worst Drinks in America

So your mom may have told you not to spoil your appetite with that chocolate chip cookie you were eating before dinner, but did you ever think about what that energy drink your sipping on looks like in terms of its sugar content? The article "20 Worst Drinks in America" takes ...more

How To : Make a Hairspray-Fueled PVC Rocket Cannon

This week, I've been working on a project that sort of takes a spin off an old-style potato gun. Using PVC pipe and the rapid combustion of hairspray, we can launch a rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. As usual for my projects, I tried to use only materials and parts that a ...more

How To : Make a rain gauge

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a rain gauge. First, you will need a 2 liter bottle to collect the rain. You will also need scissors, a ruler, and a permanent marker. First, take the bottle cap off of the soda bottle. Next, cut the top of the bottle off. Now, ...more

How To : Make a $4 BB Gun and Airsoft Flamethrower

Last week, I introduced a project that demonstrated how a BB machine gun could be made out of a soda bottle using only a handful of readily available parts. If you missed it, you can check out that project here before reading on. While the first version of this machine gun re ...more

How To : Make blobs in a bottle with a Lava Lamp effect

The World's Easiest Lava Lamp! This is an easy, fun science activity that is great for any age. In fact, our video crew ended up taking the extra bottles home to show their friends. It is also a great demonstration of liquid density, the release of gases in a chemical reaction ...more

How To : Separate your recycling

Recycling your garbage is noble, and in many places mandatory. But it also can be very confusing. This guide will clear up the rules. Step 1: Check laws Check the local laws regarding recycling in your town. Step 2: Rinse Rinse glass bottles, plastic containers, and aluminum ...more

How To : Remove A Very Tight Lid

How to... Remove A Very Tight Lid? Use Items You Have Around The House! Step 1Want to remove a very tight lid? Do you have a weak grip or arthritic pain in your hands? Have you already tried tapping the lid with a spoon? Thumping the bottom of the jar with the palm of your han ...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 : 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 : Use hydrogen for better mileage

Hydrogen can be used to improve mileage. The hope with this method is that hydrogen will increase the amount of gasoline combusted and increase fuel efficiency, as you trickle hydrogen into the tank. Often propane is used to increase gas mileage. The studies are still being do ...more

How To : Make Art Out of Everyday Objects

After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more

How To : Bring the outside in by building a mini terrarium

In this video, learn how to build your own mini-terrarium at home and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from inside your own home. This is super easy and only requires items that you probably already have at home, so it's cheap too! Enjoy your little terrarium everyday with hel ...more

How To : Cheat on a test with a water bottle

Check out this conning how-to video of the classic water bottle cheat sheet. As an homage to some of our favorite tricks, here's an old one that has been around for ages but some of you may not be aware of. In this video we show you how to utilize modern technology to always h ...more

How To : Make a paper blowgun with a 50 foot range

Training to be a deadly assassin? Why not practice on something a little less dangerous, and make a homemade paper blowgun to begin with? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a sturdy paper blowgun that shoots steel-top darts, and can shoot up to fifty feet. To m ...more

How To : Make a talking robot mask using an iPhone

This video describes how to make a talking robot mask using iPhone. For that you need Reading scale, Cutter scissor, Box to fix into head, Cutter Knife, Screw Driver, Glue, Cello tape, Aluminum Foil, Pen, 2 Bottle caps, used paper and an iPhone with mouth analysis software. Fi ...more

How To : Make a Campari & soda aperitif drink

If you’re looking for a new drink to make your signature then with summer just around the corner you have to try a Campari and soda. This drink is easy to make and is popular and refreshing because of the soda water and the fresh lime. Watch this video to learn how to make 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 an all natural deoderant at home

This may not work for everyone, since each person has a different pH balance. Or you may need to alter the recipe a bit. What you need is: shea butter, baking soda, corn starch, cocoa butter, Vitamin E gel caps and your favorite essential oil.

How To : Put out a candle with an empty glass

Amaze and amuse your friends with this fun magic trick! Using only vinegar and baking soda, which you may remember from some of the bottle-bomb-making videos elsewhere on the site, you can create carbon dioxide which, since it's heavier than air, can be used to invisibly fill ...more

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