How to Make an Easy Bowl for Smoking

Three Methods:Making An Aluminum BowlUsing a Pill Bottle BowlMaking a Bowl From a Socket

Have you ever wanted to just make a cheap, quick, and easy water bong, but found yourself without a bowl to complete the makeshift device? You can use aluminum foil as a makeshift bowl, either by itself, or combined with a pill bottle. Smoking through an aluminum bowl can be harmful, as is using plastic to make homemade water bongs, so it is recommended that these methods be used only as temporary measures, not long-term smoking methods. If you'd rather not use aluminum or plastic, try the socket method.[1]

Method 1
Making An Aluminum Bowl

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    Gather your materials. For this project you'll need a 2-litre plastic bottle, aluminum foil, a pen, tape, a lighter, a small plastic pill bottle, and a cigarette.
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    Put a hole in your bottle for the stem. Burn a hole through the 2-litre bottle with your cigarette wherever you want your down stem to go in. This is usually closer to the bottom, anywhere from one third to one half of the way up the bottle.
    • If you don't have a cigarette, you can also burn a hole by using a large screw and heating it up with a lighter. If you use this method, hold the screw with tweezers or pliers while you heat it up, so that you don't burn your fingers.
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    Create your pen stem. Make sure you have a pen that can be taken apart down to where it's just a hollow tube. Take apart your pen and work it into the hole you just made. Make sure it's going in at an angle so that the end sticking out of the bowl is pointed up.
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    Use tape to secure the stem. Hold your pen in place and wrap tape around it where it connects to the bottle so that it creates an airtight seal. You may need to use several layers of tape.
    • You can also use putty to seal the connection.
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    Prepare the aluminum. Cut a sheet of aluminum foil roughly one square foot big. Fold it until it's about 6.5 inches wide. Fold in all the edges slightly so that you won't cut yourself while handling it.
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    Roll the aluminum foil around a pill bottle. Wrap the sheet of aluminum around the bottom of the bottle. The aluminum foil should go about halfway up the bottle.
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    Twist the other end of the aluminum. Get a grip around the aluminum foil that is already on the pill bottle and twist up the other end of the aluminum foil. Twist it into a small tube shape. Make sure it isn't too tight or it will seal it up too much. Slide the pill bottle off and you should have a bowl.
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    Fit the bowl into the stem. Make sure the skinny side of the bowl is thin enough to fit into the pen. Then use more tape to secure the aluminum bowl to the pen. Make sure you wrap the tape tightly so it's fairly sturdy.
    • If you want, you can bend the bowl part of the aluminum up so that it's easier to load and light.
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    Finish the bong. Make two more holes around the top of the bottle with your cigarette. These will act as the carburetors. Fill your bong up with about four inches of water. Pack your bowl and you're ready to smoke.[2]

Method 2
Using a Pill Bottle Bowl

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    Gather your materials. For this method, you'll need a plastic pill bottle, aluminum foil, a large screw, a lighter, a 2-litre plastic bottle, a pen, tape, and a cigarette.
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    Create your pen stem. Make sure you have a pen that can be taken apart down to where it's just a hollow tube. Take apart your pen.
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    Burn a hole in the pill bottle. Take your large screw and use your lighter to heat up the end. Put the end of the screw against the bottom of the bottle, in the center. Press it into the plastic until it burns a hole.
    • If the plastic isn't giving you'll need to heat the lighter more.
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    Insert the pen stem. Immediately take your pen and slide it into the hole. The melting plastic will work to create an airtight seal.
    • If the screw you used to make the whole is too large, or the pen is too skinny, the hole might be too big to create an airtight seal. If so, just use tape or putty to secure the pen to the bottle.
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    Push aluminum into the pill bottle opening. Cut a sheet of aluminum about four to six inches on each side. Push it into the bottle and then fold the edges down the sides of the bottle. Essentially you want create an aluminum bowl inside the bottle.
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    Poke holes in the aluminum. Poke a few small holes in the bottom of the aluminum, right over where the pen sits below it. This will act as the screen that lets the smoke through.[3]
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    Put a hole in your bottle for the stem. Burn a hole through the 2-litre bottle with your cigarette wherever you want your down stem to go in. This is usually closer to the bottom, anywhere from one third to one half of the way up the bottle.
    • If you don't have a cigarette, you can also burn a hole by using a large screw and heating it up with a lighter. If you use this method, hold the screw with tweezers or pliers while you heat it up, so that you don't burn your fingers.
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    Insert the bowl and stem. Stick the pen into the hole you made in the bottle. Hold the pen in place and wrap tape around it where it connects to the bottle so that it creates an airtight seal. You may need to use several layers of tape.
    • You can also use putty to seal the connection.
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    Finish the bong. Make two more holes around the top of the bottle with your cigarette. These will act as the carburetors. Fill your bong up with about four inches of water. Pack your bowl and you're ready to smoke.[4]

Method 3
Making a Bowl From a Socket

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    Gather your materials. For this method, you'll need a large screw or a cigarette, a lighter, a 2-litre plastic bottle, a pen, tape, and a socket wrench socket.
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    Aquire a socket. To use a socket bit piece as a bowl, you'll need to find a socket that has a skinny end small enough that it won't let your product through. The actual dimensions of the socket don't matter as much, as long as the wide end is large enough to pack your product into, and the skinny end is narrow enough to not let it fall through. Try to find one that's around an inch long, with around a 5.6mm diameter for the wide end.[5]
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    Make a hole in your bottle for the socket. The hole should closer to the bottom of the bottle, somewhere around one third of the way up. Make the hole by either burning the bottle with a cigarette, or by heating up the end of a large screw with a lighter. Be careful not to make the hole any bigger than the diameter of the skinny end of the socket.[6]
    • If you're making the hole by heating up a large screw, make sure the screw is the kind with a flat end, and make sure you hold the other end of the screw with pliers or tweezers, so you don't burn yourself.
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    Secure the socket to the bottle. Stick the skinny end of the socket into the hole you just made. If the hole is much too small for the socket to fit, you may need to use your lighter to burn the edges of the hole, then work the socket in there. Then prepare a few strips of duct tape. Angle the socket diagonally, pointing upwards, and hold it there with one hand. With the other hand, tape the socket into place. Use as much tape as you need to make the socket secure.
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    Finish the bong. Make two more holes around the top of the bottle with your cigarette. These will act as the carburetors. Fill your bong up with about four inches of water. Pack your bowl and you're ready to smoke.[7]

Tips

  • The mouthpiece of your bong will be the mouth of the bottle.

Warnings

  • Remember, smoking is harmful to your lungs.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 liter (0.5 US gal) bottle
  • Pen(for down stem)
  • Black Tape
  • Cigarette
  • Lighter
  • Putty (Optional)
  • Smoking material
  • Pill bottle
  • Large screw

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