Instructables: exploring - play - water - featured Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:34:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Nerf Hack - Battery Powered Water Pistol V2
Nerf Hack - Battery Powered Water Pistol V2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer Greetings. As the description indicates, this is my second try at making an automatic water pistol from a Nerf gun. Although I was happy with my first try, I was starting to get seriously frustrated with how many 9v batteries it was going through. The pump I used (same in in this ‘ible) is for a ...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 14:02:04 PST
Auto Water Pistol Nerf Gun Hack - v1
Auto Water Pistol Nerf Gun Hack - v1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer After coming across some images of a windscreen washer pump I instantly thought "electric water pistol" The hack itself isn't very hard and can be hacked into most toy guns. I went with a nerf gun as my kids have a shed load of them collecting dust. The gun that I used is called a Nerf Zombie Stri...
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Mon, 5 Oct 2015 01:52:02 PDT
2 Liter Rocket
2 Liter Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hammock Boy Looking for something exciting to do? Try building a water powered rocket out of a 2 liter soda bottle! This can be completed in less than half an hour with simple household materials.Materials: 1 Two liter bottle Cardboard Card stock (or construction paper) 1 Cork 1 Schrader needle (commo...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:41:37 PST
Reliable Water Rocket Launcher
Reliable Water Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> gadgetjim Water rockets are a great way to have fun and provide educational opportunities. We designed a water rocket launcher for our 4H Club since several of our members were doing Water Rockets for a project. The idea behind this launcher was to make it out of easily obtainable parts and make it so it ca...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:00:15 PDT
How To Make Fire Under Water !!? (DIY)
How To Make Fire Under Water !!? (DIY) - More DIY How To Projects]]> zhyar4kurd Making Fire Under Water Seems To Be Impossible But With Sparklers Its No Longer Impossible . It Sounds Crazy But Its True You Can Make Fire Under Water At Home . Try It , Its A Very Cool Experiment. What You Will Need : Two Easy Component :Electric SparklersTape ( Clear Tape ) How To Make It ? ...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:14:24 PDT
Water Organ
Water Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArvidJense Playing with water and making music are both some of the most fun things to do in summer. So when I was asked to make a musical play object for the Muziek op de Dommel festival, I decided to bring water and music together and make a water organ.The organ makes sound by spraying water on a plastic s...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:16 PDT
Waterrocket Filling Station
Waterrocket Filling Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kammarah Finally we built our own Waterrocketlauncher with the "Gardena"-System. Everything works great and the kids (6 and 8) are loving it. We have built tiny rockets which we can launch in our garden without disturbing our neighbors. But unscrewing the rocket tail started to get on our nerves after doing ...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 06:16:59 PDT
How to build a huge water rocket
How to build a huge water rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> RaketfuedRockets Do you want to build your own, two meter large water rocket?In this tutorial we'll explain everything you need to know about it!We'll not only show you how to build the pressure vessel, but also show you the construction of the parachute mechanism and a suitable launch pad.The tutorial is split in f...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 04:04:04 PDT
T-Soaker Anti-Dunk Tank
T-Soaker Anti-Dunk Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tustin High T-Tech The T-Soaker is a revolutionary new way to have fun. The basic function of the T-Soaker is the same as a traditional dunk tank, but upside down. Some benefits include only using 2 gallons of water per use ,compared to the 500 gallons a traditional dunk tank uses, better portability than a regular ta...
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Fri, 15 May 2015 10:11:01 PDT
Foldable winged water rocket
Foldable winged water rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Faasje As a young boy or girl you may have experimented with water rockets. They are fast, they go high, they are awesome. But I asked myself, what if I put wings on a water rocket? Then the wings should be foldable or else they would compromise the launch. With this in mind I created a winged water rocket...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 15:55:14 PDT
Water Rocket Project
Water Rocket Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd Water rockets are used in school/scouting/4-H presentations to help students understand the principles of aeronautics. This project is geared towards middle school aged students. However, the project has been given to high school students and they enjoy it as well. Everyone is happy to get out of ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:38:55 PDT
Water Rocket
Water Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoeGadget The combination of water, compressed air, and a plastic soda bottle serves as a great source of propulsion for a backyard rocket (assuming you have a big back yard).  Typical versions of these rockets involve taping or gluing on the nose cone and fins which can be challenging to keep attached and ...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:05:19 PDT
Water Cups Prank
Water Cups Prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Nothing is more frustrating than going from point A to point B with a huge impediment in the way. Enter the Water Cup Prank. In this prank, we simply fill up a bunch of paper cups with water (or any other liquid you think would be humorous) and place them strategically in front of either a door or e...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:40:45 PDT
Prank Juice
Prank Juice - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie An easy and fast edible prank that is silly, harmless, and wins everyone over with smiles in the end. Pranks can be fun, especially for the one pulling the prank. That being said, they aren't always fun for the other person. Pranks can be especially hard when you're pulling them on kids. So why not ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:56:35 PDT
Build a Baking Powder Submarine
Build a Baking Powder Submarine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B I have long wanted to build a baking powder submarine from commonly available materials. I had one of these in the 1950s when Kellogg's gave them as a prize in cereal boxes. Those were a little over two inches in length. A couple of years later l saw a much longer one in a store window. Mr_o_uk got ...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:07:02 PDT
Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets NightHawkInLight Not long ago I was challenged to create a project using a water bottle that could be displayed in a one minute long video. While I missed the one minute mark, I think I still managed to make a pretty entertaining device. The rocket and launcher featured in the above video function off of a very sim...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:46:37 PDT
How to Make Dry Ice - With a Fire Extinguisher!
How to Make Dry Ice - With a Fire Extinguisher! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The King of Random Here's how to make dry-ice at home, or wherever you feel like it!  All you need is a pillow case, and a CO2 fire extinguisher. Find more projects like this at: This project was inspired by: Theo Gray (Mad Science) Watch the Video! WARN...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:44:44 PST
Fun with Water Balloons zazenergy "Fun with Water Balloons" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 10 different projects to bring out the kid inside you. Build a water balloon catapult, an illuminated ice light, a balloon gun and much more! All projects come from, are written by our creative community...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:38:52 PDT
Happiness In A Pill
Happiness In A Pill - More DIY How To Projects]]> SHIFT! Forsooth Instructabrarians! Here's a nostalgia trip for 90's fans.  Remember those dimestore Magic Grow animals and dinosaurs that you got when you would find in Safeway when you were a kid?  They came in blister packages and You would put them in water and then after a few seconds they would sudde...

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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:34:30 PDT
Pepper Trick
Pepper Trick - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunshiine Here is a pepper trick my Mom taught me as a young child. I taught my kids this trick also. We always played games and tricks after dinner.  It brought us together as a family. Supplies Small glass of water. Pepper shaker. Large plate with a rim. Dish washing liquid soap. Water Pour...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:06:50 PDT
Origami Rocket
Origami Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman You can make a real, working rocket from a simple sheet of paper! The heart of this is a traditional "water bomb" origami model.  There are already quite a few Instructables on making the water-bomb, so I simply present the steps as photos. Turning it into a rocket, though... The fuel I chose for...
By: Kiteman

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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:51:58 PDT
Water-Balloon Tennis! 2012's newest summer sport!
Water-Balloon Tennis! 2012's newest summer sport! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shadowfeet This summer has been unusually hot on the east coast, so to beat the heat I and my family, created a new game/sport to cool down. Introducing- Water-Balloon Tennis!! Perfect when you aren't quite in the mood for a water-balloon fight, and it's too hot to play real tennis.  Before Playing You'll Nee...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:15:06 PDT
A Rocket Eggstronaut Project
A Rocket Eggstronaut Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> stumitch I've seen all sorts of Water Bottle Rockets on Instructables and while surfing the web but I thought an Instructable with the step-by-step process of building a whole bunch of them with a class of grade six kids would be good. Each step in the Instructable will be a day in the class. At the top of e...
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:39:13 PDT
Makedo Balloon Boat
Makedo Balloon Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> makedo-able This weekend we're crossing the seven seas in this very fun balloon pirate ship! Join us on our over seas adventures. Invite a few family members and friends, throw a boat making party, then hit the water and race them into the sunset.  We used reclaimed materials and Makedo's reusable parts from m...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 20:02:33 PST
A parachute release mechanism with an Arduino Pro Mini
A parachute release mechanism with an Arduino Pro Mini - More DIY How To Projects]]> sholtob this is a parachute release mechanism for a model rocket, i built it for a water rocket but other types would work. It uses an Arduino pro mini ( which is really good for this as it weighs less than two grams and is tiny. The mechanism fits in a 2 litre drinks b...
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:23:43 PDT
Water Rocket launching pad
Water Rocket launching pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> robertodelle In this instructable i would demonstrate to all of you how i have built a launching pad for water rocket and at the same time how i have built my first water rocket. For building it i paid attention to: 1 safety for my kids (the bottle can be painful on face), 2 build a launching pad with materials ...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 02:02:14 PDT
Nana's Play Dough
Nana's Play Dough - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lorddrake A quick and easy playdough that the kids can help you make. As long as it is stored properly it will last for quite a long time before it gets too hard to play with. Since the ingredients are all common cooking ingredients, you don't have to worry if one of the kids decides to take a bite of the ...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 11:18:15 PDT
Quick Change Electronic 2 Litre Water Rocket Launcher
Quick Change Electronic 2 Litre Water Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> d2theyo OK so I have been lurking here on the site for some time and this is my first instructable. This was my second launcher the first was a modification of the one from  "This Old House."  I used a ball valve instead of the complicated zip tie design. No offense to that design, but it just seems a bit m...
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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:16:18 PDT
Walk on Water Monster
Walk on Water Monster - More DIY How To Projects]]> ynze Monsters can walk over water, everybody knows that. But how do they do it!? It looks so easy for them, but try to do it yourself... Wet feet will be your reward for trying. The answer to this mystery is in your kitchen drawer. Seriously. When familiar with monster-physics, a six year old kid can do...
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 05:06:20 PST
GIANT bubble blower
GIANT bubble blower - More DIY How To Projects]]> egadsman had enough of those puny little bubbles you can blow with those store bought sticks... well now ill show you how to easily make bubbles 2m in diameter easily and BIGGER! for under $3 MATERIALS for this instructable you will need 2 peices of dowling/ bamboo ( i used 1m peices) 1 spool of string...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2007 00:08:21 PST
Water Rocket 2-Stage Mechanism
Water Rocket 2-Stage Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> air.command This mechanism was developed to provide automatic staging of multi-stage water rockets. This mechanism will release a sustainer with a standard 9mm Gardena nozzle when the booster stops producing thrust. The following tutorial describes how to build the staging mechanism. It should be used more ...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 05:31:51 PDT
Balloon-tying jig
Balloon-tying jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman Most kids go through a stage of being unable to tie a balloon without it farting off across the room.  Water-bombs can be even worse, slippery little devils that they are. This simple jig makes tying balloons (especially water-bombs) a lot quicker, and makes it a lot easier to build up your ammunit...
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Sun, 4 Apr 2010 10:33:25 PDT
"I was cupped!" - Cupping Prank
"I was cupped!" - Cupping Prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenStar4V This is a classic prank that's easy and annoying as hell.  It was pulled on me a few years ago and I was pissed, but impressed. In the following steps I will explain how to put together a water-based obstacle that will annoy anyone and everyone and add a few tips for making it really evil. Materi...
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Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:12:39 PDT
Professional water rocket guide
Professional water rocket guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> oscarthompson This Instructable will show you the how to build and fly water rockets. Featuring two stage rockets and drop away boosters, and also some basics. This instructable is based on my knowledge of water rockets, that I have learn in the past few years. I am not responsible for any damage you infict on y...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:45:27 PDT
Easy to build, easy to use, water bottle launcher!!/
Easy to build, easy to use, water bottle launcher! - More DIY How To Projects]]> bpwagner Here it is... a simple water bottle rocket launcher that you can build in an evening and play with the very next day. I first saw this design at the Tunnel Mill scout camp in southern Indiana. Kids will have a blast (no pun intended) launching water filled 20oz plastic bottles 50 ft or more into t...
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:18:43 PST
Squirt Gun Refill Station
Squirt Gun Refill Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabebillings This project was whipped together just before my son's fifth birthday party. My wife had purchased a package of a dozen or so cheap squirt guns, and I figured the kids could just fill them in a bucket. About an hour before the party I tried doing just that and found that it didn't work worth a dar...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:57:58 PDT
The Aquaharp
The Aquaharp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Toglefritz If that video was not enough for you, watch this one. It is slightly less dramatic, but it does convey a bit more information about the actual function of the Aquaharp and the sound it produces. The Aquaharp is based on the Waterphone, invented by Richard Waters. Materials / Tools Materials:A R...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:20:02 PDT
Music Visualization without Computer
Music Visualization without Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikolardo This, my first instructable, will show you how get addicting audio visualizations using ordinary tap water.Caution: when completed, this can be highly addicting.Caution: this could potentially harm your speakers. It has not harmed mine for any long period of time, but it could happen.Have fun! ...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:40:40 PDT
Water Rocket Parachute Deployment Mechanism
Water Rocket Parachute Deployment Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> air.command There are different ways to eject parachutes from water rockets. The technique we like to use is called Side Deployment (aka Horizontal Deployment) where the parachute is deployed in a perpendicular direction to the rocket body axis. The other common technique is to separate the nosecone and have th...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2009 01:31:17 PST
Water Rocket!
Water Rocket! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Banduan 9 I Give The Creadit To AirCommandRocketsIf you like You can Upgrade you ..... everything at their website.Enjoy:PSo you want to build one...The following instrucdibles describe how to build a launcher and a simple single stage water rocket capable of flights to altitudes of around 60 - 80m. (~180 - 2...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 04:36:11 PST
Build a water mortar II : design alternatives
Build a water mortar II : design alternatives - More DIY How To Projects]]> m32825 This is a followup to my Build a water mortar instructable. It shows some design alternatives tried this weekend. Piston cap alternative I had some great feedback on the original instructable and wanted try out a suggestion by thinkahead for a different way to construct the piston. The suggesti...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:21:59 PDT
Soda Bottle Water Rocket
Soda Bottle Water Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> cyenobite In a couple of hours (or less) you could make this water rocket! Water rockets use water and pressurized air to launch a soda bottle(s) 100's of feet into the air. This instructable will NOT cover the launcher. I hope to later come back and write up an instructable for a launcher. There are many web...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2007 23:39:17 PDT