If you like to fix things yourself, there is a big chance that you have come across a caulking tube or a caulk tube.
Fillet with a silicone, glue, wall filler and other materials, its simple yet ingenious design is perfect for many DIY jobs.
In this Instructable, we'll have a look at 3 thing you can make from empty caulk tubes.
We'll make a:
- Water Gun
- Secret Safe
- Confetti Launcher
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Step 1: Water Gun
I used a wooden stick to get out the plunger.
Alternatively you can get it out with a pump.
I only reuse caulking tubes that were filled with a water based product as it's much easier to wash them out.
Step 2: Water Gun
I drilled a hole in the plunger and swapped it with the one in the caulk gun.
Step 3: Water Gun
I tied the tube to the gun with cable ties.
The only thing left was put on the nozzle and fill the tube with water.
Step 4: Water Gun
We have made a powerful water gun.
Step 5: Secret Safe
I drilled a hole in the plunger and put in an eye bolt.
Step 6: Secret Safe
We have made a secret safe in a caulk tube.
Step 7: Confetti Luncher
I pushed the plunger into the tube.
Step 8: Confetti Luncher
Then I covered it with confetti.
Step 9: Confetti Luncher
I glued a very thin napkin (1 ply of the napkin) on top of the tube to close it.
Step 10: Confetti Luncher
Now all we need is a pump.
A little bit of air and the plunger will shoot out with a "bang" and a confetti cloud.