Introduction: The Awesomest Coolest Easiest Water Bowl for DOGS & CATS!

This is a water bowl for dogs or cats.  It is super EASY!  In a few simple steps you could have a water bowl that you only have to fill up once in a while, and it holds twice as much water for later on. 

In this project you don't need to buy a whole new bowl, you just reuse your dog's regular bowl.   If you are worried that you have to drill, nail, or put glue on the bowl, don't be concerned.  This project doesn't do anything to the bowl.

One important thing though, make sure you KEEP THE TOP OF THE 2L BOTTLE!

NOTE: This Watering Bowl was designed, built, and written-up to share on Instructables, by my 11-year old daughter. It's important that I give credit where credit is due, so any and all praise goes to her... the suggestions and critiques as well. It turned out really well, and I'm quite proud of the fact that she wanted to share how she did it here.  Nice work super girl!  What's your next invention going to be? #proudDad

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:

-2 by 4 piece of wood about 16 inches long
-1 by 6 piece of wood about 12 inches long
-2L bottle
-Dog dish
-Velcro tape (2 pieces of fuzzy sided, 2 pieces of hooked sided)
-Nails (3)
-Wood glue
-Wood clamp
-Spray paint or stain (optional)

Step 2: Outline the Position of the Board

Take the 2 by 4 and position it in the middle of the end of the 1 by 6.  When you found the spot you like, outline around the outside of the 2 by 4 with a pencil.  You are marking where the boards are going to attach to each other.

Step 3: Glue and Clamp

Once you outline the bottom of the 2 by 4, glue it onto the 1 by 6 in the spot that you picked. The outline should help you line it up.  Once you do that, clamp it!

Step 4: Nail and Velcro

Nail the 2 by 4 to the 1 by 6. After that, stick the 2 soft piece of Velcro on the 2 by 4 piece of wood.  Look at the pictures to see how I placed them.

Suggestion: Use the 2L bottle to measure where to put the soft Velcro (Hint: make sure that one piece of soft Velcro is almost to the top of the 2L bottle so it stay).  The end of it should stick into the bowl at the height you want the water to fill up to.

Once done with that, stick the hard Velcro to the soft Velcro.  Put the 2L bottle on the sticky side of the Velcro and you are DONE!!!

Remember: Wherever the tip of the 2L bottle is that is how high the water will be.  I have had to move the bottle down because so much water was spilling.

Step 5: Spray Paint or Stain (optional)

This step is optional.  You can spray paint or stain your piece.  What I did was first spray paint it green.  Then I took craft paint and painted cool designs.   Have FUN! It's for you pet after all!

Step 6: How to Put Water in the Bowl

Fill up the 2L bottle and the put the cap on on it.  Line up the velcro so that the top of the water bottle is facing down.

Unscrew the cap and WHOOSHHH!  The water comes down! 

Now it may come down fast but as soon as the water reaches the tip of the 2L bottle it stops.  As the water reaches underneath the tip of the 2L bottle, more water comes out to fill the bowl back up.

One tip: Don't fill up the bottle all the way it makes it too heavy, and it falls ( I would fill it up at the most half way for the bottle). Make sure you also fill the water bowl. 

Remember: Wherever the tip of the 2L bottle is that is how high the water will be.  I have had to move the bottle down because so much water was spilling.

Hope you find the project useful!