Support a Bottle With Just a Sheet of Paper

3,862

6

7

Turn a flimsy 6g piece of paper into a heavy weight that will support more than 170 times its own weight. Just change its shape with a few folds and you'll be amazed how you can amaze your less science savvy friends.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Indoor Lighting Contest

      Indoor Lighting Contest
    • Stone Concrete and Cement Contest

      Stone Concrete and Cement Contest
    • DIY Summer Camp Contest

      DIY Summer Camp Contest

    7 Discussions

    0
    None
    knavenkontrastas

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I tried first it without the CD case and the paper held up the bottle fine, a flat base helps to spread the load across the paper ridges. I also used a beer mat between the bottle and paper and that worked well.

    0
    None
    ac1DtheRIAA

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i agree! remove the paper amd you will have the same result!

    0
    None
    knavenac1D

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    As mentioned above I initially experimented with a beer mat between the bottle and paper which did not span the gap and the paper held. I eventually used the CD case purely because it seemed more "visible" in the video.

    0
    None
    GorillazMiko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    That's awesome! Great video, that was cool how it held the CD case and the bottle..