How to Make a Water Bottle Bong

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If you want to smoke out of a bong but you don't have one around, don't fret. You can make your own out of a water bottle using a few simple tools. Knowing how to make a water bottle bong is sure to come in handy on countless occasions, and it couldn’t be easier. 

Making a Basic Water Bottle Bong

Obtain a bottle. You will want to use a bottle that is just the right size for bong-making purposes. A standard 16.9 ounce plastic water bottle should do the trick.

Water bottles are better than soda bottles because they won’t leave any sticky residue.

  • You can remove the label from the bottle, if you want.
  • You don’t have to leave any water in the bottle. However, if you want the bong to stand upright, you can leave some in to weigh it down.
  • This is not a traditional bong, because it does not force the smoke through the water; however, it can be made quickly and easily.

Remove the lid. Set it aside. You will not need it.

Tear off a small piece of aluminum foil. This piece will serve as the bowl. It should be approximately 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches (5cm by 5 cm). You should use thick or “heavy duty” aluminum foil for best results.


Apply the foil.Wrap the edges of the aluminum foil around the top of the open water bottle. Press your thumb down to extend the aluminum foil into the center of the opening. It should form a depressed bowl shape in the top of the water bottle.


Poke holes in the aluminum foil bowl. 5 or 6 holes are probably adequate. Use a needle, straight pin, toothpick, or other slender object to poke the holes.

Punch a hole in the side of the bottle. Poke another hole into the outside portion of the water bottle, just above where the label stops. This is where you will need to place your mouth.

Make the side hole bigger with a pair of scissors. Make it approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) in diameter to start. Be careful not to rip the bottle; press down on the hole to indent the plastic slightly, then gently enlarge the hole.

Pack the bowl. Simply place some of your favorite herb in the aluminum foil bowl. Don’t overdo it; you can always add more later, but you don’t want it spilling over the sides.


Smoke. Cover the hole on the side with your mouth. Light the bowl and let the smoke fill the water bottle bong.


Inhale gently. As you light the bowl and smoke fills the water bottle, set down the lighter and gently inhale the smoke in the bottle.


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