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This instructable will teach you how to make a cloud in a bottle. It's quite simple. This is all you need.

-Matches(take three just in case you mess up)
-A clear plastic bottle,preferably an empty Lipton Tea bottle(make sure it still has a cap)
-Running water

You will understand why Lipton Tea bottles are good for this soon enough.

This is my first instructable, so go easy on the comments.

I'm not liable for what you do with the matches.
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Step 1: Prepare the bottle

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Get your Lipton Tea bottle and clean it out (don't use soap) Fill the bottle with water from your sink or hose or whatever. Now empty it out. Dry only the outside of the bottle. You only have little droplets in the bottle now, right? Good.

Step 2: Test your bottle

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OK, we're getting to the good part. Close the bottle with the cap and squeeze really hard.

-When you squeeze, the air pressure inside the bottle goes up, and so does the temperature.
-When you release, the air pressure inside the bottle goes back down and so does the temperature.

Squeezing the bottle was to give you a science lesson and to check for leaks. If there are no leaks, good, if there are, get a new bottle and repeat steps 1 and 2.
admanrocks7 years ago
i did this in 8th grade science
I did this on my own in the 3rd grade (jesus I am a nerd)
i did it in kindergarten
o yeah well i did it in my mothers womb- beat that
thats what she said! lol.& i did it before the big bang.
my cloud caused the big bang
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i discovered fire, magnetism, electricity and most important of all Lacrosse.
I made mine 200 billion years ago and used it to discover the black hole bomb, which collappsed that universe, created a singularity, which resulted in the Big Bang, that led to life, dark matter, dark flow, dark energy, gravity, nuclear fusion, negative energy, and THE INTERNET-therefore, Instructables itself!!!!! BEAT THAT!
I made a meth lab in my toybox when i was only 3.
thats scary and twisted
thats life
That's bullspit.
it is now
oookk??!!! *backing away slowly*
Keepin on the traaiiinnn
dude wat?!!!
anti matter wins
I did it in mah daddeh's...y'know...
u guys are all beat i did this in my previous life BURN!!!!
ok, ill beat it, i did it before i was born, mwuhahaha,

>:] <----- Me (Evil)
You can do the same thing in your mouth but in a much safer way. Look at my instructable to see how to do it.
gover577 years ago
you stated the following: -step 4Conclusion -Clouds are made from water droplets, decreased air -pressure, and smoke. only partially true - clouds are made from water vapour, low air pressure, and micrscopic particles At low pressure, the vapour clings to the particles to form visible clouds - when too much clings, the result is rain... there is always a small particle of dust in a rain droplet or a snowflake or any other type of precipitation. Smoke (carbon particles, unburnt match particles)CAN be a form of the particles, but so can other things, like dust, pollen(?), and so on.
that would be cool to make rain in a bottle
genius245 (author)  gover577 years ago
I'll keep that in mind.
This is pretty neat. My kids will love it!
I reread your Instructable and u put a match in. the other problem u have to leave the match in the bottle,and put a bowl of ice on the top and not squeeze it. sorry
okay what u have is not a cloud ask any scientist and thats not a cloud. I did exactly this, did u put a match in it? well if not its not a cloud.srry
v_rancher7 years ago
hey, cool, I dig it.
rob =][=
maker127 years ago
use a smoke bomb, dont use maches!! tell us the result!!! lol
jakee1177 years ago
I did this in science class but we blew in to a tube and i told a guy to suck in and he got a mouthful of smoke lol i know its mean but its funny!
altaria19937 years ago
get about 5 matches in one hand, light them at once, blow it ount and then you will get a lot smoke, with less effort :)
genius245 (author)  altaria19937 years ago
yea but you dont want a lot of smoke,just a little bit
i do want a lot of smoke XD
tweeto7 years ago
What exactly do you want us to do with the match??? and where is the picture for that???... you missed the last part and left us with out a point.
genius245 (author)  tweeto7 years ago
Just light it. Put it under the opening of the bottle. Blow it out and try to get as much smoke as you can into the bottle. Immediately close the bottle.
lemonie7 years ago
Interesting, but I didn't want to download 30Mb. Could you add a shorter clip (for the benefit of people with slower connections than mine)? This really needs the video to be appreciated, and at that size a lot of people aren't going to see and understand this. L