This was one of the first things I remember building as a child and the knowledge has stayed with me all my life. This small fish trap is easy to make and very cheap too, making it the perfect project to start off with.
Step 1: Materials Needed
List of materials:
- An empty 2 litre drink bottle
- A craft knife (a pair of scissors will do the same job)
- Some string
- A piece of A4 paper
- Some sticky tape
- A marker pen
- A small screwdriver
Step 2: Preparing the bottle
Firstly you need to prepare your bottle by removing the label, cap and plastic collar. It would be a good idea to swill out the bottle with water to clean it if you haven't already. Once the bottle is ready you can proceed to cut off the top. I wrap a piece of paper around the bottle attached with sticky tape to give a guide when I'm cutting(see video
Step 3: Making the holes
Now take the bottom of you bottle and using the tip of your scissors or screwdriver, make small holes on the dimples. This will allow water to freely flow through the fish trap bottle. Take the top of your fish trap and insert it into the body of the bottle. Then using the same technique used to make the holes in the bottom, proceed to make holes through the walls at the top.You may want to mark where your holes will go while the trap is assembled and then dismantle it to make piercing the holes easier. These holes will allow us to put our string through and secure the top.