Introduction: How to Booby Trap a Water Bottle!!!!!

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Im about to show you how easily you can booby trap a water bottle! This prank is great for April Fools Day, or for any other funny occasion. You can pretty much get anyone who drinks water and leave them wet from top to bottom. Check it out Its FUN!!!!

Step 1: Materials!

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You will need the following items.

  • 2 water bottles ( same shape and size) type that have lines and bumps
  • grease (petroleum jelly/vaseline)
  • Cutting Utensil (blade/scissors)
  • Lighter
  • Hot Glue/ Super Glue

Step 2: Splitting the Bottles!!!!

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  • Remove the labels from each bottle, save one label because you will need it for later.
  • Open the bottles and empty them out, if they are both empty skip this step.
  • Grab one bottle and Half way down below the neck begin to cut around the line, till you have successfully split the bottle in two. You will need the Top Half.
  • On the other bottle cut around the third line down, ( you will need the bottom Half)
The reason why you need to get these two pieces from 2 different bottle is so the bottle wont appear smaller.

Step 3: Setting Up the Prank!!!

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  • Place the top half under a lit lighter, this will help shrink the edges inward, this will allow the top half to fit into the bottom half.
  • With you finger Grease up the inside edges on the bottom half and the outside edges of the top.
*Grab both ends and push them against each other till they lock together.
One way to know for sure, is by blowing inside the bottle, if you dont feel air coming out of the sides
Of the bottle, the its set.

Step 4: Finishing Up!!!

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*Fill the bottle with water

  • Apply some hot glue inside the cap, and twist it back on the bottle.
( this will make it impossible for the bottle to open)

  • Place the label back on the bottle ( this will hide the cuts you made)

Step 5: Prank Time!!!

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This is how the prank works....

When your victim tries to open the bottle, he/she will not be able to, because the cap will be sealed shut with the glue you applied on it.

Humans are Stubborn, so your victim will use all his/her strength to open the bottle, all that constant pulling and and twisting will cause the bottle to break in two. Spilling the water all over them. Leaving them Wet from Top to Bottom.

( if you used hot glue, the cap will come off, since hot glue stops working when it gets wet. so the booby trapped Water Bottle is Re-Usable).... Go ahead Have some fun........

You can Also win bets, just bet one of your friends that you can break the bottle in half..... and you just made 5 bucks....

Watch the Instructional video, for a better look at the results!!!



stevedude123 (author)2012-05-26


TN777 (author)2011-12-10

Cool! I might try this because one time someone spit in my water! Yuck! I will bring it to gym, punch a hole in the top, and drink it. You can't spit in it without taking off the top. I might have to change a few things to be safe,I'm not really sure yet.

99igo (author)2011-02-14

lmao did it to my cuz lol

james4 (author)2010-11-14

just pee in a small water bottle

timothymh (author)2010-02-14

 Great! ★★★★☆!

gorillailla202 (author)2009-09-02

Haha, no offense but your voice is hilarious. Where are you from because I cant palce your accent lol

its a comp voice like mic sam

Oh ok. I thought he was jsut weird lol.

he is.. but not just because of his voice

pyra_builder_1337 (author)2009-09-17

i pitty the person that trys this on me

whjh (author)2009-08-22

evil...but awesome!

grotle1231 (author)2009-07-12

could you use soda and shake it up

Jawa888 (author)2009-03-24

I mite trie that. sory if the spellings wrong Im terabel at it

Derin (author)Jawa8882009-06-18

Use the spell check please.

indestructibleguy (author)2009-06-14


cloot100 (author)2009-05-29

I like when they try to open the bottle but can't and then it brakes in half and splats all over them!!

guitarmonk15 (author)2009-05-06

Cool prank!! there's just 1 problem. if someone opens i by having their twisting hand above the break in the bottle, it won't work

nate-dog (author)2009-04-23

not cool ....................................................................................................................................................................fdffs.......................dsd................dfsb......................hg..........................................just kidin

Sandisk1duo (author)2009-03-23


MegaMaker (author)2009-03-19

Nice! Great idea.

stale56 (author)2009-03-08

do that with mountain dew or pepsi or something like that, maybe even hot coffee

sorinescu (author)2009-02-03

Vote for the win - awesome!

ventsi (author)2009-02-02

So evil

goodthief (author)2009-01-25

that is pro amazing

CapinPorcupine (author)2009-01-25

Thats awesome! great job

aa60 (author)2009-01-22

Nice one!

ChappyShowcase (author)2009-01-21

This is a cool prank. Great stuff!

Wafflicious (author)2009-01-20

Is this in the contest? where do I vote?

greeenpro (author)Wafflicious2009-01-21

Looks like voting starts Feb. 2nd. I just clicked the contest icon and it gives you all the info. you need to know.

You can't vote until the contest is closed. It makes sure that all entries have the same amount of time to be voted for.

OK! cool because I was thinking about making a project for this but i didn't want to be left out cold.

greeenpro (author)2009-01-21

This is going to be great. Thanks for the idea. Good instructable!

reedz (author)2009-01-20

I would consider changing "half an inch" in Step 2 to "halfway down"

Nextraker (author)reedz2009-01-20

Thank you for the correction, Changed....

wibrle (author)2009-01-20

Very creative prank. I wouldn't have ever thought of that.

gagfilms (author)2009-01-20

You are awesome at coming up with pranks!!

Wafflicious (author)2009-01-20


Zippy_Pyromaniac (author)2009-01-20

Awesome! I cant wait to test this on somebody!

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