A bong is a device that filters smoke through water to create a smoother, cooler, and less harsh hit. Bongs can be made from various materials, such as glass, metal, or ceramic, but they can also be crafted from household items with some creativity and ingenuity. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a homemade bong using a plastic bottle, a highlighter, some foil, and a few other tools. This method is easy, cheap, and fun to do.
What You’ll Need
- A plastic bottle of any size (the larger the bottle, the bigger the hits)
- A highlighter (or any hollow tube that can fit through the bottle)
- Some aluminum foil
- A sharp tool (such as a pen, a knife, or a paperclip)
- Some water
- Some herb or tobacco to smoke
- A lighter or matches
Step 1: Make the Carb
The carb is the hole that you will cover with your finger when you inhale and release when you want to clear the smoke from the bottle. To make the carb, poke a hole near the neck of the bottle with your sharp tool. Make sure the hole is large enough for air to flow through it, but not so big that you can’t cover it with your finger.
Step 2: Make the Downstem and Bowl
The downstem is the tube that connects the bowl (where you put your herb or tobacco) to the water chamber (the bottom part of the bottle). To make the downstem, empty the contents of a highlighter and remove any plastic or metal parts inside. You should be left with a hollow plastic tube. To make the bowl, wrap a small piece of foil around one end of the tube and press it down to form a concave shape. Poke some small holes in the foil with your sharp tool to allow the smoke to pass through.
Step 3: Insert the Downstem into the Bottle
To insert the downstem into the bottle, poke another hole slightly above the waterline with your sharp tool. The hole should be about the same width as the tube. Push the open end of the tube through the hole at an angle so that it reaches below the water level inside the bottle. The foil-wrapped end of the tube should be pointing upwards outside of the bottle.
Step 4: Fill Up the Bottle with Water
Fill up the bottle with water until it covers about an inch of the downstem. The water will help filter and cool down the smoke when you use your bong.
Step 5: Pack the Bowl and Enjoy Your Homemade Bong
To use your homemade bong, pack some herb or tobacco into the foil bowl and light it with your lighter or matches. Cover the carb hole with your finger and inhale through the mouth of the bottle. When you’re ready to clear the smoke, release your finger from the carb hole and inhale again. Repeat as desired.
Congratulations! You have just made your own homemade bong using simple materials. You can experiment with different sizes and shapes of bottles, tubes, and bowls to create different effects and experiences. Just remember to be careful when handling sharp tools and fire, and to dispose of your bong properly when you’re done with it.
This blog post was inspired by How to Make a Bong: 12 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow.