Introduction: Wash Your Hands With a Bottle

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I will show you how to make a fountain with a plastic bottle. It's very useful when for some reason there's no water.

Step 1: Materials

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You'll need:

- 2L plastic bottle
- a nail or something sharp
- a string or a shoe lace
- knife or scissors

Step 2: Making

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Cut the bottom of the bottle with the knife (scissors). Use the nail to make 2 opposite holes. Tie the string to the holes.

Step 3: How It Works

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Make sure the cap is well closed and fill the bottle with water and hang it up somewhere. Open the cap a little so the water can run. Use the cap like a tap. Be careful don't open it too much!!!


Toadman03 (author)2009-04-15

Interesting Idea. My thought is to use it with gray water. When you are heating up your shower if you save the water and use it to fill bottles like these you wouldn't be wasting all that water. Maybe you need to use 3 liter bottles though.

bobhill125 (author)2009-02-27

my family has done thi trik for generations

SarahMichelle (author)2009-01-31

Agreed, very useful for camping! And its also a green project as well.

imshanedulong (author)2009-01-17

This would be great for camping!

stone3408 (author)2009-01-13

I wonder if you could do this in reverse. Have a small diameter tube running out the bottom. Small enough that water wouldn't flow if no air was getting in. Hang the bottle right side up (or stand it near the sink for that matter) and the cap would regulater the air coming into the bottle giving you a much more controlled stream. I Think I'll do an instructable on that with proper credit going to you for the original idea. Great job.

slu6alka (author)stone34082009-01-13

I tried that, but the water can't come's only trickling. May be it's because I used a milk carton but I think the effect would be the same if you use a plastic bottle.

Chicken2209 (author)2009-01-11

cool, I've made these for camping, but we generally use milk cartons

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