Introduction: How to Put a Rubik's Cube in a Bottle!

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The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974, and it was a hit! People try to challenge themselves to solve it, but they cannot do it! However, the Rubik’s Cube is making a comeback, all the way from competitions to new puzzles that blow your mind! So, I decided to step up the Rubik’s Cube and put it in a bottle! Without any tricks or gimmicks!

Step 1: Get Some Supplies!

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What you need:

A puzzle cube - I got mine at Toys R Us for $5.00

Towel - You will see why later



and a Bottle - Make sure that your cube can fit in it!

Step 2: Disassembling Your Cube

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First things first, you have to disassemble the cube! You need to take off the center cap and unscrew the center piece and remove it. After you do that, take all of the pieces off the cube. Then, you will be left with the core.

Step 3: Prepare the Bottle

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Once you have dissembled your cube, it’s time to get your bottle and your towel. You are going to put the towel in the bottle. Why do we need the towel? Well, we need the towel for a platform/surface in the bottle. (A towel is perfect because you can put it in the bottle and take it out when the cube is built inside the bottle.) I decided to cut my towel into little strips and stick them in the bottle. I used the screwdriver to help pat it down. When you use your last strip of cloth, I recommend folding it so you have a flat surface.

Step 4: Putting the Core in the Bottle!

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The cube will be built in the bottle, so that means you will start with the core! Unfortunately, the core cannot fit into the bottle! So what do you do? The core has to be taken apart! Kind of like earlier, you have to unscrew the middle pieces off again until the core fits.

Step 5: Building You Cube!

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Place the core inside the bottle, and you are ready to build the cube! I decided to put a couple of pieces on the core before putting it in the bottle. After that, I put the pieces on the cube one by one! When you have three pieces on the cube, screw on the middle piece. Then, put the the edge pieces on. Repeat the process until you are at the last layer. Remember, this takes some time, so do not get aggravated! :)

TIP - If your Rubik's cube pieces are falling to the side of the bottle, use your pliers to get them out.

Step 6: Finishing Off You Cube!

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All you have to do now is to build the last layer! Just put all the pieces on the cube. (Make sure that the pieces match the colors.) When you are finished, screw on the center piece, and put all the center caps on the cube. You will want to tighten the other center pieces to make sure it is sturdy.

Step 7: Take the Towel Out an You Are Done!

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Time to do the final step!!! All you have to do is take the towel pieces out of the bottle! Use your pliers, so you can get a good grip on the pieces. Then, gently pull them out, and you are done!

Step 8: Something Else...

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If your cube is not straight (like mine), that can be fixed by pushing two edges of the cube with sticks or a couple of screwdrivers. Ta-da! It is now straight!

Step 9: Step It Up!

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It is now your turn to step it up! It is your job to create new ways to put different puzzle cubes in a bottle. I stepped it up by putting two cubes in my bottle! What will you do? Good luck! :)


swissarmyknives made it! (author)2017-03-19

Very good tutorial. Took me about an hour. The pliers are crucial but I used a set of Stanley computer screwdrivers to help with some of the manipulation. Worked great!

NKSP (author)swissarmyknives2017-06-14

Good job! It looks great!! :)

svigness (author)2016-09-17

really cool yoo

NKSP (author)svigness2016-09-17

Thanks! :)

MikB (author)2016-09-17

Note: This instructable uses a fakey-knockoff of the real Rubik's Cube, and the design is a little different.

An actual Rubik's cube does not have any pop-off caps or screws. It's all twist-pull-and-lever to get them apart!

So don't spend too long looking for the hidden screws :)

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8ing (author)2016-09-15

really fantastic

NKSP (author)8ing2016-09-15

Wow thanks!

CarolynK24 (author)2016-09-15

I wish I could read the instructions without tgis I Support DIY box getting in the way!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-09-11

This is awesome. I love puzzles that really make people wonder.

Thank you :)

gdlorenzo (author)NKSP2016-09-14

Great Idea! I had my Rubik's cube sitting on top of my office desk with the triangle stand it came with in the package. Now I have a better way to showcase my Rubik's cube.

SageT2 (author)2016-09-14

Cool idea.

Would Make a great show piece.

NKSP (author)SageT22016-09-14

Thanks :)

JoeF43 (author)2016-09-13


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NaiduL (author)2016-09-13

This is so cool!


NKSP (author)NaiduL2016-09-14

thanks! :)

dave.vaness.79 (author)2016-09-12

What is the minimum sized opening you can use? (For a standarg sized cude)

Great idea.

Where did you get the bottle?

NKSP (author)dave.vaness.792016-09-13

I took my cube with me when I bought my bottle to check the size! My opening is about 2 inches wide. You could go smaller! :)

I got my bottle from Hobby Lobby.


PamelaY4 (author)2016-09-13

hi love it where do you get the bottles from can you please link me for bottles thank you

NKSP (author)PamelaY42016-09-13

I purchased my bottle at Hobby Lobby!

engr76vpi (author)2016-09-13

To create a more stable working surface while assembling the cube inside the bottle, why not fill it up to the correct level with damp sand and cover the sand with a single layer of cloth. When you're finished, just dump out the sand.

NKSP (author)engr76vpi2016-09-13

I would be concerned that the sand would get inside the cube, and your bottle would get dirty!

Ruby74 (author)2016-09-13

I was pretty good at solving the cube, I solved it the normal way. haha :) I could do it within 30 seconds, now it would take me a lifetime !!

NKSP (author)Ruby742016-09-13

That's great that you could do it in 30 seconds!

Ruby74 (author)NKSP2016-09-13

Well I was a lot younger back then, used to peeve off my brothers and sister that I could do it ! haha. Now is a different story ! :)

MikeM436 (author)2016-09-13

Back in the day we used to "solve" Rubik's Cube by taking it apart. We laughed at those people who peeled off the stickers, it never looked right after that. Was kind of waiting to see a variation of the egg in a bottle trick. Cool detail on how to do it just the same.

NKSP (author)MikeM4362016-09-13


newkid010101 (author)2016-09-13

This is so cool!

NKSP (author)newkid0101012016-09-13

thank you!

newkid010101 (author)NKSP2016-09-13

You're welcome! It makes an awesome decoration!

dogloverr (author)2016-09-13

that was amazing

NKSP (author)dogloverr2016-09-13

Thanks :)

dogloverr (author)2016-09-13

wow wow wow

samnjoeysgrama (author)2016-09-13

If you have an OCD friend who has learned how to run the cube and align each side in record time, this would be a way to drive them insane. Put just a couple of squares out of place inside the sealed bottle. No, I'm not evil...really. OK, maybe a little. Fun idea and great Instructable, none the less.

NKSP (author)samnjoeysgrama2016-09-13

Hahaha! Thanks!

stukawife (author)samnjoeysgrama2016-09-13

My thought exactly.

MichaelJMcFadden (author)2016-09-13

Knackster, thank you. :) I was wondering about that date myself. LOL! I first saw it in 1976ish. HINT FOR DOING THIS: Try it first on the tabletop (or maybe on a towel in a small pot or soupbowl), at least partially, so you get a feel for what you'll be needing to do within the bottle.

NKSP (author)MichaelJMcFadden2016-09-13

That is a great tip thanks! :)

appleoneusmonk (author)2016-09-13

Great post, but "dissemble" should be replaced with "disassemble", the former having a decidedly different meaning than the latter.

NKSP (author)appleoneusmonk2016-09-13

Thanks for the feedback! I made the corrections to the typos! :)

TheGreatCK (author)2016-09-13


I like your idea very much

But the rubiks cube was invented in 1974

knackster (author)2016-09-13

Nice write up, but change the invented date to 1974, not 1947 :p

LynneF6 (author)2016-09-13

Great I will vote for you

gabgra11 (author)2016-09-12

That looks so cool! You earned my vote :)

NKSP (author)gabgra112016-09-12

Thanks! :)

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