Sometimes you're stuck in the middle of the deep forest during your camping, with some unpopped corn kernels, and nothing to pop them with. Luckily, with a coke can and a multi functional Army knife, you can be on your way to Popcorn Town.Popcorn is a favourite snack food for all during the camping.
In this Instructable, I will shows how you can turn a coke can into a popcorn maker.I am trying to make the Popcorn maker by using only a multi functional Army knife.Because in most of the camping you may not find any other tools on your hand. I am using a Leatherman that I was won in an earlier Instructables Contest.
Enjoy the Coke, Recycle the Cans. Go Green and save the Planet.
Step 1: Things You Need
1. Coke/Soda/Beer Can
2. Tealight Candle ( Amazon )
3. ACT - II Corn ( Amazon )
4. Leatherman Tool or Knife ( Amazon )
5. Match stick or Lighter ( Amazon )
6. Bowl ( Amazon )
Step 2: Clean the Can
For this project you need two coke cans.
After drinking the coke, empty it entirely.
Then rinsed it out thoroughly by using water.
Step 3: Cut the First Can
Mark a rectangular shape to mimic as shown in the above picture.
Cut out along the marked line.
Then pull out the tab.It will create an opening for the popcorn.
Warning : Cut the can carefully,the sharp edges may cut your skin.
Step 4: Cut the Second Can
First mark a circle along the periphery as shown in the picture.
Cut along the line by using the Army knife.
Smooth out the edges by using the scissors.
Step 5: Make the Burner
Symmetrically, mark 4 points on the bottom of the can.
Then draw straight lines taking reference to the marked points.Join the two lines to make a " U " shape.
Cut along the marked lines.
After cutting the final result should be look like the last picture.
Step 6: Fold the Upper Portion
Mark a line on each limbs.The width is 1cm approximately.
Cut 4 small strips and the fold it as shown in the above image.
Step 7: Flatten the Bottom
The bottom part is slightly bulge outward ,so the candle can't sit firmly.
Use a hammer to flatten the surface.If you don't have hummer use stones to do it.
The burner is ready now.
Step 8: Lit Up the Burner
Now take a tealight candle.
Lit it by a match stick or a lighter.
Place it inside the burner.
Warning : Handle the fire carefully.
Step 9: Enjoy the Popcorn
Place the upper can just above the burner.
Keep a bowl just side to the opening part.
Pour popping corn kernels into the can.I used ready to use ACT-II classic salted corns.
Wait for few minutes.Suddenly, the popcorn will begin to pop and will escape the inside of the can through the opening you’ve created.
Note :The single tealight candle take lot of time to make the popcorn.To make faster, you should insert some more wicks in to the candle.
Enjoy the wilderness while having your favourite salty popcorn on your hand. Happy Camping !!!