HN9 Uber Mag

20 Jun 2016
DIY Liquid Lava Lamp!

 

 

 It's time to get creative! Oday, let's find out how to make your hourglass!

So you will need the following:

- Two Bottles (same size with caps) from the recycling

- Two Straws (or one if long)
- Glue (super or epoxy)
- Duct Tape
- Water
- Vegetable Oil
- Scissors
- Hot Glue Gun / Hot Glue
- Funnel (optional)

 

A nice easy warm-up! To make, just cut off those labels, and clean them if they came out of the recycling.

Use some strong glue (epoxy or super) to glue the heads of the caps together (twins!) Hold in position until solid, and then duct tape around the rim to avoid any extra leaks. 

Use a pair of scissors to make two straw-diameter holes in your bottle caps that go all the way through. You can also use a drill if you want.

Cut two lengths of straw to be inserted into the holes. Add a dab of hot glue to them, press them through, and glue them some more.

At the end, you want one sticking up, and one sticking down with glue all around. 

It's time for the liquids, and the potential for major oil spills!

Fill up one bottle with liquid to the top, and then give it some food coloring for effect.

Fill the other bottle with oil using a funnel to the top as well. Check out the bubbles within. They're mesmerizing.

Now, Here's the great sleight of hand moment! First screw the cap on tight to the bottle filled with oil. Then in one motion flip the bottle.

 

There you have it! Let us know if YOUR Liquid Lava Lamp worked in the comments below!

 
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