Launcher Made of Balloon and Water Bottle




this smiplely built launcher that can be built with just a few simple materials, and it can launch small items, very fast.


Step 1: Materials

All you need to make this launcher!
Pic #1: Scissors
Pic #2: balloon
Pic #3: ammo, usually almonds or pennies
Pic #4: Water Bottle

And thats all you need

Step 2: The Bottle

After drinking the water, cut the bottle where the scissors are showing, You should now have just the top of the bottle, cut about right above where the label was.
Pic #1: the bottle
Pic #2: where to cut
Also, remove, but do NOT throw away the little thingy that holds the cap on. You can use your fingors or try to pop it off with the scissors. But try not to cut it, it is very important
Pic #3:, what to remove

Step 3: The Balloon

Well, this step is really quite easy, all you have to do is cut the balloon (Pic 1) and place it on the top of the cut bottle (Pic 2). It should now look just like this Pic #3. Try to get the balloon low enough.

Step 4: Preping and Loading

You remember that little thingy that you took off from the top of the bottle in step 2? well now you have to put it back where it was, but over the balloon, holding it in place (pic #1)

Loading. Peatty much all you have to do is put the ammo ( in this case, the almond, into the balloon. ( pic 2)

Step 5: Fire!

now your ready to fire! horray!!!

All you have to do is grasp the ammo ( almond for me ) and pull it back preaty far. If your using somthing hard like a pennie or dime or rock, be careful it may rip the balloon! Pic 1 is how you should hold it.

The End!



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    11 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    this is cool, i shot people on my bus,its accurate if u have a good aim,sweet


    12 years ago on Introduction

    yo, this has been done already. i know like a million people already said this but i just had to say it. i sold a hole bunch at my school for 50 cents each. i made over $10 in a week. That may not sound like much, but to me it is

    Mr. Chips

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I made my own and added a rubberband instead of a balloon and i used bamboo skewers as ammo. I posted an instructable on it, check it out: Bamboo Skewer Shooter


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Its not my fault they are ignorant. They should do research to see if it is here. Duped instructables is not beneficial, it is repetitave and unnecesary.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    WHY! WHY wont people research projects before they post them? Everytime i see a repeat instructable, i die a little inside. Do some research before you post something, as this is on here many times. its a simple glove gun, nothing new.

    4 replies

    If it bothers you that much, just kindly post a link to the other instructable that had already been posted so that the same type of instructables can easily be tracked and improved upon.


    WHY! WHY is it such a big deal when people put up repeats--is this an exact copy of the past Instructable you're referencing? If other people really want to build, say, a launcher made of a balloon and a water bottle, would not two Instructables on the subject be beneficial? Each post gives the reader different perspectives, unique pictures, and a variance in the literal instructions... I do not see the harm.

    In other news, I would advise you to check your spelling; the words simply, penny, you're, and pretty should be fixed. Good pictures, and I look forward to your further contributions...


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Sqt.Waffles, It's okay if there are more than one Instructable for doing something. If you've already seen and you're not interested, just let it go. This is his first Instructable, so just give him/her props for not saying it was their first instructable :) Everyone needs to start somewhere...