Magic F-Bomb




I get restless, so I make things.

Intro: Magic F-Bomb

My parents have everything they want, so finding Christmas gifts is not easy...

This year I made them a MAGIC F-BOMB!

Ask the Magic F-Bomb any yes/no question, flip it over, and boy will it give you a response!

Step 1: You Will Need These Things

- Magic 8 Ball
- Sushi in a Clam Shell Container
- Nylon Cord
- Embossing Label Maker
- Googly Craft Eyes (see photo)
- Super Glue (for plastics)
- Silicon Tent Sealer
- Black Textured Spray Paint (such as Krylon Textured Shimmer)
- Putty (any kind that bonds and is sand-able when dry)
- 6-Pack of Beer (in bottles)
- Empty Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Roll

Step 2: Disect the Ball

Cut the 8-ball in half at the seam with a hack saw.

Pry the answer white ring out, releasing the fluid filled cylinder.

Unscrew the top of the cylinder, shake the blue fluid out into a container, save fluid for later.

Rinse remaining blue fluid out of cylinder with water.

Saw the cylinder open releasing answer cube.

Step 3: Make the New Answer Cube

Eat the sushi. Reserve wasabi cup and container lid.

Draw a grid of squares as depicted in photo.

Generate obscene phrases with the label maker, cut apart. Super glue to the grid.

Cut grid out, leaving lips as depicted in photo.

Glue a googly eye to the inside of each side of the cube, this will make it float.

Fold at seams and glue together.

Step 4: Reassemble the Ball

Put the new answer cube into the cylinder.

Roughly super glue the cylinder back together. The 'hack' job you did sawing it in half probably left rough edges, but that's ok.

Seal the seams with tent sealing silicone. Allow to dry completely. Blow into the top of the cylinder to test the seal.

Pour the blue fluid back into the cylinder. Screw the lid back onto the cylinder.

Roughly glue the two halves of the ball back together.

Fill the seam with putty. Allow to Dry.

Step 5: Perform Transformation

Clean the wasabi cup.

Drill a small hole in the bottom of the wasabi cup.

Glue the wasabi cup to the bottom of the 8-ball.

Sand everything.

Place the paper empty paper towel roll on top of a beer bottle.

Shove the paper towel roll into the answer window of the 8-ball.

Spray paint.

Shove the nylon cord through the hole in the wasabi cup.

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    57 Discussions

    Tactical man220

    2 years ago

    lol man this is hilarious to see the look on the people's faces when they get cursed out


    3 years ago

    Awsome idea thanks for shareing


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I am normally against profanity but the bomb shape/f-bomb pun is just too funny. I am so dazzled and impressed that I think I am actually going to do this - complete with that word! Thank you.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Totally making this for my sister and another for my brother-in-law, They will go nuts over them!!!!! AWESOME INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    that just gave me a good idea. Take magic 8-ball, cut in half, remove guts. insert speaker set to play an audio file *you can guess what it would say* triggered by a button installed on the outside. drill holes on in the ball for sound to escape.
    The F Bomb Grenade!


    7 years ago on Step 5

    I'm not sure if it would work, but, since the piece inside the 8-ball is actually a 20-sided figure, an icosahedron, I think it would be possible to use a 20-sided di and therefore have 20 different answers. There are blank dice available (without imprinted number, just flat-sided dice) so this would make it even easier. If they wouldn't fit, perhaps simply 6-sided dice?

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I guess the trick would be finding a blank die that also will float in the blue stuff. If it doesn't float, you wouldn't be able to read the snarky comments on the die.

    Would be cool if you could make it work with 20 answers though.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm making this now for a friend of mine. He's a case manager, and I believe it's going on his desk :)

    Thanks for the Instructable! Great idea!

    Dream Dragonwizgirl

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The safety stand is important in preventing premature detonation. It actually must be a bottle from a six-pack, to ensure that the bottles are as uniform as possible, (of course you have to empty the bottles first). The other five are placed at equidistant points around the space being used for assembly. I'm really surprised that the author doesn't make more of this important safety point.


    Great instructable, and of course there are other platonic solids that can be used as decision making "cubes".

    wizgirlDream Dragon

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Good point. Emptying the bottles also ensures that you are calm and collected for bomb handling operations.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Not too sure you can patent it at this point since it's already on public domain.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Kiteman is prolly raight that it's un-patentable but you could prolly trademark the idea and format.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It's it probably un-patentable (no new technology, just a new package), but you could change the licence to something more restrictive, so that you are the only one allowed to make money off it.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    hmmm, is there an instructable that can help me figure out how to do that?