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H-2-Woah! 15 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Water

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Human beings can’t survive without water for more than two days! But water does so much more than keep us alive.

We want to share with you the excitement we have of water. Come along as we list off our top fifteen cool water tricks that anyone can do.

Here are fifteen things to do with water that’ll blow your mind!

Trick # 1 Create Your Own Lava Lamp

This water glass trick will have your friends raving for days!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Clear glass cup
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Food coloring
  • Aspirin

Take a clear glass. Use a deep wine glass for the best effect. Fill the glass about a quarter full with water. Then fill the rest of the glass by adding cooking oil.

Add a drop or two of food coloring. Don’t be afraid to get creative, and mix up the colors. Finally, toss in an Aspirin and watch the magic unfold!

Trick # 2 It’s a Twister!

Make a tornado in a bottle!

Materials you’ll need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Water

Take an old soda bottle and fill it with water, leaving an inch unfilled. Secure the cap, and flip the bottle upside down. Place both your hands on the body of the bottle. Keep the bottle level, as you move the bottle in a circle.

You’ll start to notice the water swirl inside, like a tornado!

Go the extra mile and make this a cool water trick. Add in a few drops of food coloring in your favorite color.

And if you’re feeling inspired, discover the science behind making a tornado in a bottle.

Trick # 3 Playing with Density

Science is cool! But, in this case, density is cool.

For this water trick you’ll need:

  • Honey
  • Milk
  • Dish Soap
  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • One large glass cup
  • Spoon
  • Eyedropper
  • Food coloring

For this trick, we’re looking at the density of each substance. Honey is thicker [denser] than water. It’ll be the first substance in the container. Use the honey bottle to pour the honey into the container.

It’s important not to all the honey to touch the sides of the glass when you’re pouring it in. Milk will follow, then dish soap, water, vegetable oil, and rubbing alcohol.

You can use food coloring to color the water and rubbing alcohol for a more colorful end result. A helpful tip is to pour each substance with care to avoid mixing.

The goal is to have crisp layers!

But don’t be fooled by water’s lighter density. Water may float on honey, but water’s power is no joke. It can cut through stone! That’s why many companies use water jets for cutting tile. Read more about the magic behind these incredible machines.

Trick # 4 Sugar Water Trick

Like trick number three, this water trick will play with sugar water density.

But first, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Four clear glass cups
  • One 2-ounce shot glass
  • Sugar
  • Spoon
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Eyedropper

On a table, lay out four clear glass cups. Label each cup one through four. In the first cup, don’t add any sugar. In the second cup, scoop in two spoons of sugar. In the third, add three spoons of sugar. In the fourth, add four spoons of sugar.

Add water to each cup. Use the spoon to mix the sugar water into cups two, three, and four. Once your sugar water is mixed, drop different colors of food coloring into each cup. Stir each solution until its mixed.

Take an eyedropper and a 2-ounce shot glass. Start with cup number four. Pipette a fair amount of cup four’s sugar water into the shot glass. Continue this process for cup three, two, and finally cup one.

The end result should be a colorful tower of sugar water inside your shot glass.

Trick # 5 Another Fizzy Water Trick!

Here’s another water glass trick that’s quick and easy.

You’ll need:

  • One clear glass
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Cooking oil
  • One Alka-Seltzer tablet

Fill the glass with about half an inch of water. Drop in your favorite color in food coloring. Then, stir the water and color together until they’re mixed.

On top of the water, slowly pour in vegetable oil. There should be two distinct layers–water and oil. Take the Alka-Seltzer tablet and plop it into the glass.

Enjoy the bubbly brew!

Trick # 6 Mirror, Mirror

This awesome water trick is one of our favorites. Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Water
  • One clear glass
  • One picture [or drawing/word] on paper

This trick shows you water’s power of reflection. Take a glass and place it on a flat surface. Behind the glass, tape your image, drawing, or word so that you can see it through the glass.

Then, fill the glass cup to the brim with water. Watch as the image flips when the water is placed in front of it!

Trick # 7 Instant Water Bottle Freeze

This is the closest we have to magic!

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Water bottle
  • Refrigerator
  • Timer
  • Thermometer

Place a set of water bottles in the freezer so you can have many attempts for this trick.

Set your freeze to negative eleven degrees Fahrenheit. Lay the water bottles on their side inside the freeze, about one inch apart from each other. Let the water bottles sit in the freezer for an hour and a half.

Check on the bottles to ensure they didn’t freeze completely. The goal is to freeze them until you see small flakes of ice inside.

Take the bottle out without jolting the liquid. Get a good grip on the bottle, then give it a solid flick of your finger. Watch as the water turns to ice!

Water supercooling may be a challenge to perfect, but we promise it’s worth it!

Trick # 8 Pouring Out Ice–What!?!

Going off trick number seven, take a water bottle and pour the water into a container with ice. If you get the timing and temperature correct, you’ll be able to pour out water that transforms into ice!

It’s a little hard to believe…we know. That’s why we got proof, so you can learn to water bend along with us!

Trick # 9 Make Your Very Own Indoor Rain Cloud

Want to improve your daily life this year from your usual rainy-cloud days? Here’s a great way to break out of the blues and catch a groove. We promise that this is the kind of rain cloud you’ll want to stick around!

This cool water trick requires:

  • One large glass container
  • Three small glass cups
  • Food coloring
  • Shaving cream
  • Water
  • Eyedropper

Fill the large, glass container almost to the brim with water. Layer the top with an inch of shaving cream in the shape of a fluffy cloud. In the three glass cups, add water and three different food coloring colors.

Use the eyedropper to pipette colored water from any cup. Then, pour it over the shaving cream cloud. Watch the color disperse into the large container!

Trick # 10 Defy Gravity with Water

All you’ll need to defeat gravity in this trick is:

  • One glass of water
  • Wet cloth

Be fast when you flip the glass of water onto a wet cloth. If you want something a little easier, try placing a waterproof sheet of paper or cardboard on top of the glass.

The surface tension will keep the water inside. Pretty cool, right?

Trick # 11 Water and Electricity Don’t Mix…Or Do They?

Never place any form of electricity near yourself when you’re dealing with water!

In this water trick, you’ll be seeing the effects of static electricity bend water!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A running faucet of water
  • Plastic [PVC pipe or a plastic comb should do]

Don’t worry! You won’t feel a shock because you’ll be using a plastic conductor of electricity. All you had to do is place your plastic item near a trickling stream of water. Then, watch it bend!

Trick # 12 Two Cups and One Cool Trick

Here’s a great, colorful trick for any lazy Sunday.

Check out the materials you’ll need:

  • Two clear, glass cups [same size]
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Credit card or similar material

Fill each cup with water be sure to put cold water in one cup and warm water in the other. Put two different colors of food coloring in each cup. Place the credit card over the warm cup of water, and flip it.

Take the flipped cup and card. Lay the card over the cold cup. Gently pull out the credit card so that the water in each cup touch. You should see the water remain unmixed because of the different temperatures!

Trick # 13 Two Cups and One Cool Trick Reversed

Follow the same steps as trick twelve. The only difference is that you’ll place the cold water on top of the warm water cup instead.

This simple details changes up the entire end result. Instead of having two different colors in each cup, you’ll notice an instant mixture of each color.

You may be wondering: why is that? Great thought!

The answer has to do with molecules. Molecules expand when heated!

Trick # 14 Turn Your Sparkling Water into a Bouncy Ball Pin for Grapes

All you need is a bottle of soda water and grapes. The gas bubbles will keep the grapes floating around inside until it runs flat.

Happy bouncing!

Trick # 15 Trendy Wedding DIY Decoration

Have a wedding coming up? Try out this cool water trick instead of those dangerous sparklers!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White flowers
  • Exacto knife
  • Glass of water
  • Food coloring

Cut off the stems of your white flower bouquet at a ninety-degree angle. Pour in a few drops of food coloring into the glass of water, and set the flowers inside.

Wait and watch as your bouquet explodes with a beautiful burst of color!

Get creative and make a technicolor bouquet.

A Never-Ending List of Tricks

Water is not only vital to our survival, it’s cool! Explore our cool gifs to express your excitement for these fascinating water tricks.

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Check out our DIY blog posts for more new and creative ideas. We love to bring you the trendiest tricks, so you can awe all your friends and family.

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