I would say that I have many memories of playing with water guns as a kid. The first time we got them, my brother and I were so excited.
We ran around all day shooting each other in the back and side. There was nothing better than getting sprayed by one of these guns on a hot day.
The only downside is that we would get too wet and our clothes would be soaked through but it didn’t matter because we were having so much fun!
And, to make things even more exciting, we would shoot our parents or neighbors when they weren’t looking just to mess with them and see their reactions which usually consisted of yelling at us for making such a mess or chasing us around the neighborhood
It only makes sense now that I’m a ‘DIY expert’ to curate some of my favorite DIY water gun plans!
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How To Make A Water Gun
A. Tools and materials required
Start by garnering the tools and materials below:
- Water bottle
- Drill with ¼-inch bit
- A small, sharp knife
- Bike pump (optional)
B. Step-by-step procedures
Step I: Acquire a plastic water bottle
Acquire a plastic water bottle. Preferably this bottle should have been used to contains and dispense bottled water. These bottles come in different shapes and configurations. You have to insist on one that is straight or cylindrical as it is easier to squeeze through. Avoid those that have contours or curves at their bellies.
Also to avoid are bottles that were previously used to hold and dispense alcohol, poison, and harsh chemicals. They are more likely to endanger the lives of those who come in contact with the water outputs that you shall squeeze out from these bottles later.
Step II: Drill a hole at the cap
Next, drill a hole at the cap. Use the ¼-inch drill bit to do the job. Place the tip of the drill at the center of the cap to enable maximum uniformity when ultimately discharging the water output. Make this hole as small as possible as the pressure of the water output is inversely proportional to the size of the hole.
To do a great job, we recommend that you remove the cap from the top of the bottle and place it atop a table or on the floor. That way, you will get the stability you need to do a thorough job overall. Return the cap on top of the water bottle after you are done with the drilling process.
Step III: Trim the edges of the hole
Trim the edge of the hole now using a sharp knife to eliminate the striking plastic. The purpose of this is to reduce the frictional drag that the water is bound to encounter while jutting out. For more information on how to go about this, you are requested to click this link https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Water-Gun/.
Generally, this procedure requires some slowness and meticulousness as any mistake may often lead to adverse consequences. You want also to use a sharp knife that will greatly minimize the hassles you may often have to go through to have your way. Rotate the cap at various angles to bring about maximum impacts.
Step IV: Insert a straw in the hole
Take a straw and insert it into the hole that you have already drilled in the cap. Be slow as you do this to prevent the straw from sustaining adverse physical damages that may compromise its ability to churn out the water output. Do not insert the whole of its inside. Leave a portion atop the cap.
Step V: Insert a bike pump (optional)
Though not mandatory, you are highly advised to insert a bike pump in the bottle. To do this, you ought to place a needle of the bike pump in the hole that you have already drilled atop the cap. Apply some moderate force to squeeze the pump in the hole just if it is smaller.
In case the bike pump is too large for the hole, we ask that you drop it. You may only serve to widen and render the entire bottle ineffective insofar as the discharge of its role is concerned.
Step VI: Fill the bottle with water
Go ahead now and fill the bottle with the water. Open the cap and then use a filter funnel to channel the water in the bottle. The water you employ for the job has to be clean to avoid transmitting diseases and infections. After you are through with filling the bottle, revert the cap and then tighten to seal completely. Do leave some little space underneath the cap to allow for expansion and application of pressure.
Step VII: You are ready to go!
You are now ready to go! Simply squeeze the bottle to jut the water out. Position the tip of the water bottle in the direction you desire to channel the water appropriately. Then, use your hands and your discretion to regulate the intensity of the pressure output you are in need of.
If you installed the bike pump in step V above, you may also wish to engage it at this stage. In case you opt for this route, you to apply moderate force as too much pressure is likely to damage the delicate walls of the water bottle.
Water guns are fun to play with. They may also be used for self-defense matters when confronted by an enemy. This item, though simple, costs some money to purchase. This ought not to be the case though as it may be easily improvised at the convenience of the home environment.
We would like to help you to craft an item of this kind. In our discussions below, we shall take you through the steps involved from scratch through to the finish. Then, we also highlight the pieces of equipment and tools that may be handy for the job.
Making a water gun is as simple as that! You need not really be an expert to be capable of making yours. All you have to do is read in between the steps above making note of each stage and what it stands for. As a matter of fact, this is something you can do as a source of livelihood.
That means you may wish to venture into it as a way of making money primarily by furnishing the items to the people who may be in need of them around you. So, when do you intend to venture out? Have you found our guidance above satisfactory? We would like to hear from you in the comment section here below…
Hi, my name’s Elena Coolidge. I’m a DIY enthusiast who loves building fun woodworking plans. These DIY plans are fun hobby projects for enthusiasts or even more advanced builders that want to build things like bunk beds, end tables or even a duck box!