Friday, July 6, 2012

Simple Summer - Soap Bottle Super Soakers


Empty dish soap bottles make terrific water squirters.


Fill them with water, open the cap, and just the slightest squeeze releases a steady jet like spray.  At least...


...until the water starts to run low, then you have to tilt the bottle at just the right angle, or you won't get any water out at all.


To solve this problem, hot glue the non-bendy end of a bendy drinking straw over the opening on the inside of the soap bottle cap, using a low-heat hot glue gun, so as not to melt the straw.


Screw the cap back on the bottle...


...after bending the free end of the straw slightly, so it will point toward one side or other of the bottom of the bottle...


...and you've got a super spritzer, that will keep on spraying...


...to the very last drop of water in the bottle (give or take a drop).


You might want to make two...


...or three, or more.  Though, my younger three managed to stay pretty entertained, and get thoroughly soaked with just one.



It's great to be a homeschooler.

3 comments:

Phyllis said...

How clever!

Ticia said...

I actually have one salad dressing bottle saved for just such an occasion, now I need to get a few more bottles emptied, and stored away before my husband throws away.....

Raising a Happy Child said...

I am so doing this for the next playdate!