Supersized Duracell Battery

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Introduction: Supersized Duracell Battery

About: Just a 14 year old kid who loves making things.

This was really fun to make, and surprisingly, actually looks like the real thing. In the picture above you can really tell how big it is.

Supplies

You will need...

  • Two tin cans
  • Large art paper
  • Red, gold, green, and black paint
  • Duct tape
  • Tacky glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Large jar lid
  • Small jar lid
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Printer

Step 1: Secure the Cans

Use a hot glue gun to glue the tin cans on top of each other. Make sure to have the inside of the cans facing each other.

Then, use duct tape to make it even stronger.

Step 2: The Paper

Find a fairly large piece of paper (I just used art paper) and make sure there's about an inch of excess paper on each side.

Also, make sure when you wrap the paper around the cans, it has excess paper with about an inch overlapping.

Step 3: Paint

Draw a line about one third of the way down.

Then, to make a nice copper color for the top of the battery, mix red, gold, and a hint of green.

On the small section paint it copper and on the bottom paint it black.

It may look a bit wrinkly now, but the next steps will smooth it out.

Step 4: Folding and Cutting

Place the paper on the cans and pinch the paper to make indents on the edges.

Next, flip over the paper and fold the paper using the indents as a guide.

Now, cut about half inch lines across the edges and stop at the folds you made.

Step 5: Glue on the Paper

Glue the paper on one side of the cans. Make sure the cans are lined up evenly on the paper.

Roll the paper around the can and then glue it on the other side. Make sure its tight and the paint lines up.

Start gluing down the little flaps one at a time.

It should look like the bottom right picture once your done.

Step 6: Glue on the Lids

Glue the larger jar lid on the bottom of the "battery" and then the smaller one on top.

Now its starting to take shape. . .

Step 7: The Logo & Symbol

Create a new Google drawing and import the Duracell logo. Use the text box to type a "+" symbol.

Cut them out carefully.

Glue them on with tacky glue.

Step 8: FINISHED

And there you have it, a HUGE SUPERSIZED GIGANTIMUS COLOSSAL ENORMOUS Duracell battery.

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    10 Comments

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    Queen0817
    Queen0817

    Question 1 year ago on Step 8

    This is really cool could you make like compartments inside with latches. For different size of batteries?

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    DA_BRINK
    DA_BRINK

    Answer 1 year ago

    I was going to make it a battery holder but I was too lazy. =/
    It does seem possible though.

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    brob64231
    brob64231

    1 year ago

    Would even be more awesome if you put, alkaline battery under the Duracell logo and if it is AA or triple AAA.. lol.. On top of the plus, don't they usually have an arrow pointing up? 🤔 I'm not sure.. Lol.. Still pretty awesome tho.. I'd deff add the details and it would look 💯 real! Lol..

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    DA_BRINK
    DA_BRINK

    Reply 1 year ago

    That's a good idea. I don't know why I forgot to add the AA symbol. I might update the instructable later. (But I'm too lazy. . .)

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    1 year ago

    This would be -pretty coolo as a water bottle. Though you'd probably need to powder coat it.

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    DA_BRINK
    DA_BRINK

    Reply 1 year ago

    haha that would be awesome, drinking from a battery

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Nice job making this super large battery :)

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    DA_BRINK
    DA_BRINK

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks I worked very hard on it

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    DA_BRINK
    DA_BRINK

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks!