I am a Mad Scientist, and love the idea of drinking out of lab equipment. However, I am also a Mad Scientist, and know that this is a really Really REALLY bad idea. I wanted to have a scientific glass to pour my favorite radioactive looking beverages into this Halloween season!
My husband is quite fond of anything fancy or formal, so when I came across these glasses I knew I found the perfect start for my Mad Science stemware!
What You'll Need
Glass Stemware (I found these cuties at the Dollar Tree for $1 each!)
Armour Etch (Glass Etching Cream - In the Stained Glass aisle at Hobby Lobby)
White Painter's Pen
Acrylic Gloss Coating
Step 1: Taking Measurements
What gives science laboratory glassware its classic yet awesome look are the etched-glass lines on the side used to measure the various substances and chemicals. While you can create the look of science laboratory glassware without turning your drinking glass a functional scientific measuring tool, I strongly recommend doing the measurements. If nothing else, you get to say "Look, I made a functional piece of scientific kitchenware!"
Depending on the size of your glass, decide what increment you are going to use for your measurements. Easy ones are 5mL, 10mL, and 25mL. For my glasses, I went with 10mL intervals.
One Tablespoon = 15mL
Add one increment of water to your glass to bring the level up to the first measurement. I added 10mL of water to my glass, or two teaspoons. Once the water is still, mark the line on the glass with a sharpie or other permanent marker.
Keep adding water, marking each increment, until you have reached the desired volume or the top of the glass. I stopped at 200mL, which was almost to the top of my glass.