How do you make a big water bomb?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To make a big water bomb, you will need a few materials: a large piece of paper, scissors, tape, and a source of water. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create your water bomb:

Step 1: Choosing the Right Paper
Start by selecting a large piece of paper, preferably around 11″ x 17″ or bigger. The bigger the paper, the larger your water bomb will be. You can use colored construction paper or even newspaper for this craft.

Step 2: Folding the Paper
Place the paper in a landscape orientation on a flat surface. Take the top right corner and fold it down diagonally towards the bottom left corner. Make sure to align the edges so that you have a perfect triangle.

Step 3: Making the Initial Fold
With the folded triangle in front of you, fold it in half by bringing the bottom left corner up to meet the top right corner. Press firmly to create a crease. You should now have a smaller triangle.

Step 4: Folding the Edges
Take the right corner of the triangle and fold it towards the center, aligning it with the top point. Repeat this step with the left corner, folding it towards the center as well. You should end up with a diamond shape.

Step 5: Creating the Water Bomb Shape
Flip the diamond-shaped paper over to the other side. Take the bottom point of the diamond and fold it up to meet the top point, creating a smaller triangle. Make sure to press firmly to create a crease.

Step 6: Folding the Bottom Corners
Now, grab the bottom corners of the triangle and fold them up towards the top point, creating two smaller triangles on each side. These will form the “wings” of your water bomb.

Step 7: Securing the Water Bomb
To ensure that your water bomb holds its shape, you can use small pieces of tape to secure the edges. Starting from the bottom, tape the two triangles on each side together, making sure to leave an opening at the top.

Step 8: Filling the Water Bomb
Now comes the fun part! Hold the water bomb under a source of water, such as a faucet or hose, and allow it to fill up. Be careful not to overfill it, as it may burst prematurely. Once filled, gently squeeze out any excess air and seal the top by folding it over or using tape.

Step 9: Enjoying the Water Bomb
Now that your water bomb is ready, it’s time to have some fun! Find an open outdoor space, away from fragile objects, and throw your water bomb at a target or engage in a water fight with friends and family. Just remember to clean up afterward and dispose of any paper scraps properly.

Remember to always use caution and consider the safety of yourself and others when using water bombs. Have fun and stay cool on those hot summer days!