Decapitated Head Drinking Fountain





Introduction: Decapitated Head Drinking Fountain

What's more refreshing than drinking blood fresh out of the aorta of a recently severed head?

Step 1: Materials

life-size severed head ($20)
water pump ($10)
1/4" tubing ($3)
PVC pipe, tee, and adapter ($2)
flange ($6)
square pencil holder (already had)
grandmother's stew pot
red paint

Step 2: Dissect the Head

Cut off the bottom of the head, and pull the stuffing out.  Make a hole where you plan to impale it.  Also, cut open a hole on a nice vein or artery in the neck for the tubing to eventually go through.

Step 3: Get the Piping Taken Care Of

Impale the head with the PVC pipe. Assemble the rest of piping and the tubing as shown.  

Step 4: Put the Head Back Together

Get the stuffing back in there, then crazy glue it shut with the tubing coming through the aorta hole.

Step 5: Hook It Up to the Water Pump

Thread the bottom tubing through the pencil holder and attach to the water pump.  Fill with water to make sure everything is running nicely.

Step 6: Detailing...

Listen to feedback from the instructables community!  In this case, I added some dripping red paint to help with the illusion of the head being impaled on its side.

Step 7: Add Some Blood (I Mean Punch) and Enjoy!

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21 Discussions

un beau projet , parfait pour réussir une fète d'halloween!!!
j'en boirai bien un ptit verre !!

Love it...
If there was red liquid running down the sides of the pipe it would look like the head was floating!

I like the idea a lot! One concerne though, Im not sure the pencil holder and pump are exactly safe to drink from.

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I believe it's a resin mini-fountain base...I have one like it. And for only a drink or two the effect would be less harmful than all the other pollutants one might be exposed to that night, given the paints, latex, fake blood, vinyl and countless other toxic things people gladly don that night.I would make sure the pump is new or meticulously cleaned, though. Slime builds up around those rubber gaskets even if the fountain is well-maintained.
Five stars for eliciting my gag reflex...

Oops sorry...I just re-read your materials list. My is a pencil holder used. As long as it withstands immersion!


I'm pretty sure the pump is safe to drink from. I took it apart ahead of time to look at what the liquid would come into contact with, and it looks pretty safe. The pencil holder is another story: it IS made out of wood, and really it was just used because I saw it on my desk and it was exactly what I needed. This could easily be replaced by something else that acts as an elevated surface over the pump for the flange to attach to.

;.) Hehehe...I have everything but the head to make this...but already put up decorations this year!

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Great job. Perfect for a Halloween party!
I think it would be "creepier" if the exit hole was from the ear, the mouth, the tear ducts or the nose. Also, if a battery operated pump was available.

This rocks!!! Too bad it wont work with beer! Maybe we should try a chopped, well, you know what I mean... ;-)

That's really cool. And deliciously icky. The only thing I can think that might have made it even ickier would be for the head to be upright on the spike and the blood to be coming out of its nose...

That's Really Cool!

Very creative, great idea, you can use it at home, and maybe put a alcohol substance for Halloween parties or fake blood to scare the kiddies....

Two Thumbs Up!

One possible improvement, make the pvc look like a metal stake and have it seem to protude from the top of the head, hides the pipe and adds to the effect!