Mentos and Soda Bomb

This is a bomb made out of a glad tupperware container, soda, mentos, and paper towels. This is not very expensive and building one only takes a couple of minutes...

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Step 1: What You Need

You need:

1. Glad circular 1/2 cup interlocking lid plastic tupperware container.

2. Can of Coke

3. Mentos

4. Paper Towels

Step 2: Fill the Tupperware Container

Fill the tupperware container almost all the way full with coke (look at picture).

Step 3: Cover the Tupperware Container

Cover the tupperware container with a paper towel. leave some room at the edge of the container so that a couple mentos could easily slip through. (see picture)

Pull the paper towel taught so that it doesn't get wet with coke.

Step 4: Place the Mentos

To make sure the paper towel is taught, place rocks at all the corners that are on the ground. Then place three mentos on the top of the paper towel...It now doesn't matter if the paper towel gets wet, it only matter if the mentos don't get wet. (see picture)

Step 5: Now Place the Top on the Bomb!

Place the cover on the tupperware container. Make sure when you put the cover on that the paper towel is still taught. (see picture)

Step 6: Activating the Bomb

To activate the bomb just tip the container so that all three mentos fall into the soda through the little hole between the edge of the paper towel and the edge of the container.

Step 7: The Explosion

Quickly (in the next 3 seconds) place the bomb and get out of the way.
It doesn't make a big explosion but sure makes a mess!

Have fun sabotaging you brothers, sisters, and friends!!!

You can also do the same exact thing in a bigger container with more soda and mentos!!!



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    27 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    why dont u take an entire bottle of coke, an entire thing of mentos, drop them in, close the cap and then see what happens

    3 replies
    Cardinal Fang

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Any form of carbonated drink works for this - soda, lemonade, cola etc. Mentos work because they have millions of tiny pits that form condensation nucleii. These make the gas come out of the drink very quickly, and as the reaction happens at the bottom, the fizz has nowhere to go but up and out. Because of this, any rough surfaced candy works - polos are ok, as are some sherbet based sweets. Anything with a glazed or waxed coating will not work.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I tried this and it did not work!!!!!!!!!!!!Can anyone tell me why?I used a half bottle of diet coke and 2 mentos.It didn't even fizz.

    8 replies

    hmm. wierd. if they were in your mouth, they wouldnt work. it also wouldnt work if the soda was flat. either of those the case?


    I've noticed that since the Mentos/Coke Light effect became known the Mentos here in Sweden have all been made smooth.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Half a 2 liter bottle? You will need much more try doing a 2 liter diet coke with a full pack of mentos.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    If you did this in a 2 liter soda bottle or even a small water battle it would be much more powerful. You would just have to put the mentos in and screw on the lid fast and then throw it. Similar concept as the dry ice bomb. Still very neat instructible.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    place on top of door, open door and it falls over, it will tip, BOOM