Step 10: Put head in jar

Curling the laminated printout to fit through the jar neck the sheet was inserted, the jar was then topped off with water until full. The jar was then sealed. The head in a jar was now ready to be placed inside the fridge to prank hungry foragers.


<p>fun stuff - has anyone tried this with a panoramic shot to try and minimize the photoshopping steps?</p>
I'f like to try taking my picture through a window with my nose pressed up flat against it. Then when the picture is submersed it'll look like my nose is squished into the jar!
<p>That's a really smart idea. Please share a picture of your results!</p>
<p>What about having a jar in a jar so the print is protected from the water?</p>
<p>That might actually work! If you use something like concentric beakers one slightly smaller than the other, put the photo in the inner one and only fill fluid in the space between the two. It'll take much less fluid, be much lighter, no lamination required and possibly give you the same effect.</p><p>Great instructable! Will try it out. Thanks!!</p>
<p>Problem is that inner beaker will try to float, a lot! You will need lead weights in inner beaker.</p>
<p>That might actually work! If you use something like concentric beakers one slightly smaller than the other, put the photo in the inner one and only fill fluid in the space between the two. It'll take much less fluid, be much lighter, no lamination required and possibly give you the same effect.</p><p>Great instructable! Will try it out. Thanks!!</p>
<p>it would look like a jar with a head in it inside a larger jar with fluid</p>
<p>He said to laminate the print first.</p>
<p>Which doesn't render jtmcdole's question invalid.</p>
<p>But does render it irrelevant. It is of course possible, but would necessitate unrequired effort and the result would be sub par.</p>
<p>&quot;unrequired&quot; == &quot;optional&quot; effort if one doesn't have or care for laminating. You also have no standing to sugest it would generate sub-par results.</p>
<p>Keeping to being &quot;positive and constructive&quot;, look at in analytically: A jar has a much smaller mouth than a body. Wide-mouth jars will have a same-size or larger mouth than the base. To fit a jar in a jar, you must make the inner jar smaller than the outer jar...that's just physics. Thus, your &quot;head&quot; image will be smaller than a single jar alone. Further, you will be able to see both the inner jar and it's lid, breaking the illusion. Result: tiny head, in a jar, in a jar. Not a head-in-a-jar. Some of us have goofed around and have observed the real-world...which gives us some standing. Instead of whining about other commenters having no standing...just do it your way and post a picture. Not a proof, but a data point showing full-, partial-, or no success. Have fun with it.</p>
<p>Lol you guys are like having a buisness scientist argument thing</p>
<p>Just saw your question but I do know this - trapped air, whether in a bottle inside a bottle or jar will look almost like a mirror. Hence, it will look as though you set a mirrored jar inside the jar. </p>
<p>The thing that pulls this off, is the refraction of the water to air (well water to glass to air) if you put an air filled jar inside the jar, it would just look like a piece of paper in a jar in a jar :) laminators are dirt cheap if you don't have one, and the thing that makes the lamination work, is that there's no air between the plastic and paper.</p>
<p>How about a bit of fluorescent dye and a UV LED ?</p>
<p>Good idea! You should try it and show us the results!</p>
<p>That is some prank!!! Thanks!!!</p>
<p>I work in an Anatomy lab - this was a sure fire hit this morning</p><p>The photoshop job turned out better than expected. One things for sure - I will be using a far bigger jar next time.</p><p>Great stuff!</p>
<p>Oh, and here is my face wrap around picture, in case anyone is interested.</p>
<p>thank you!!</p>
<p>Your face is perfect, thanks for sharing the pictures and your version for others to use, too!</p>
<p>Made this last year and doing again this year. A crowd favorite! Jar is from the Container Store; it's perfect.</p>
<p>Your dead-face is just perfect! Would you be willing to share it? I'd LOVE to have your head in my fridge this halloween ;)</p>
<p>You have an excellent dead-face :)</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture of your head in a jar, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>These are two examples of what I did. One dead pan expression, one with a grimace (which I gave to my daughter (My daddy wasn't as enthusiastic as I was,,,But he came around. He loves his daughter!)). I put the dead pan pose in the fridge at work. Was asked to take it out because it was freaking some people out. (It worked!!)</p><p>in fridge at work</p>
<p>The communal fridge at work is the best! Thanks for sharing your pictures</p>
<p>Excellent easy follow instructions, be sure that the jar can fit the 8.5 sheet</p>
I did a quick and simple (not to scale) version using the PiscArt smartphone app for Android. Three mean-face selfies on a white background, blend pics, trim with scissors, place in a gallon size Ziploc bag, add water.
<p>How did you do it on picsart please, I've downloaded it but cant figure out how to blend it like you did, thanks Lisa</p>
It's been a while but I think there's a feature called &quot;add a picture&quot; from there you can adjust the transparency where the pictures intersect.
<p>cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllll </p>
<p>Even with simple apps the effect is still good! I hope you scared some folks with your head inside the fridge :)</p><p>Thanks for sharing pictures, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>ahahaha. super super great idea for Hallloween!</p>
<p>hell yeh!</p>
<p>I just put it in the fridge, eeeeee! Cant wait for the chef to come cook lunch, HA!</p>
I've been planning to do this for.a long time and finaly got to it before the jewish festival of purim ?. I used contact paper to protect the photo but had no way to seal it, so now I have mold growing over my face...
<p>I actually prefer it with the water damage to the photo, it looks authentic!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture of your version of head in a jar, enjoy the Pro Membership.</p>
<p>Ola boa</p>
<p>Fun, will refine it, still offering Pro?</p>
<p>Ha, looking good. </p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Oh my gosh now I have a great idea for next Halloween! Bookmarked!</p>
<p>Thanks for the gift mikeasaurus, sadly I'm not up to putting a light under water just yet. But with the help of the Instructables community I'm confident that will change. As the Supervising SGT. I did the read-out with the jar on the lecturn to the amusement of the nightshift. Sadly, due to a strict media policy i can't post any pictures of us in uniform.</p><p>thanks again mikeasaurus.</p>
<p>I had this on my desk at work over Halloween. It freaked the cleaners out so much I had to put it away. It's making a guest appearance for Friday the 13th, November. I don't think having a bald head works as well, but hair on my head just isn't going to be happening.</p>
<p>Looks amazing! And, is that a light inside, or just ambient glow?</p><p>I wouldn't sweat the details about hair, people see the big idea first and that's usually enough. Glad it worked out for you, hope you can scare someone again today!</p><p>Thanks for sharing your picture here, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>these always make me <strong>sick</strong> ~ that's why i LOVE them!! <strong>x^)</strong></p>

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