How to Put Water Into an Upside-down Cup!

       This is a pretty simple trick that can be done with items you can find at home.  The trick is an upside-down cup with water in it.  If you pick up the cup, the water goes everywhere.  This is actually my first instructable and I am submitting it to the april fools contest.  Please view this!

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Step 1: Stuff You Will Need:

This stuff you will most likely have at your house:

-a cup
-some water
-some ice
-a piece of THIN cardboard (you can cut one from a cereal box, and it will need to be bigger than the cup's lip
-some towels (optional, it is nice for clean up)

Step 2: Step One:

This part is easy. 
Fill the cup with water half way and put in some ice. 

Step 3: Step 2:

Put the piece of thin cardboard on top (make sure that there is a seal on the cardboard) and flip the cup over.  If you have towels, place them around the place where you are going to put the cup.

Step 4: Step 3:

Remove the piece of cardboard before it gets to soggy.  Remove it fast!  You will have a little water leaking, but it is okay. Clean up and now you have you joke!

Step 5: More Ideas

Another thing you could do is do this a bunch of times on an entry way into a kitchen or some other flat surfaced location.  The victim would be trapped then because they can't just pick all of them up.  They would have to get a piece of cardboard and take out every single one out of the entry way.

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3 years ago

I tried this. I spilled water all over the bathroom >_< and I got into a lot of trouble but this was still good instructions.


3 years ago on Step 5

"They would have to get a piece of cardboard and take out every single one out of the entry way."

That would not work.


9 years ago on Introduction

It works a bit better if you fill it right-up, having air makes it a bit more prone to leaking.


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9 years ago on Introduction

lol... we used to do this to waitress with their tip inside (obviously a GOOD tip)