How cool is it to turn your trash into something useful? From home decorations to fancy mugs, there is so much you can do with plastic bottles. How about you make your flashlight using old plastic bottles around your house for no good reason?

Here’s how you can do that.

Make a flashlight using plastic bottles

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Required: 30-45 minutes

Required Resources:

  1. A plastic water bottle
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. A craft knife
  4. A metal hacksaw
  5. A hot glue gun
  6. A handful of Popsicle sticks
  7. Pliers
  8. 2 feet of 22 gauge wire
  9. 2 Cells
  10. LED light
  11. A big cap

Estimated Cost:

Since everything needed in this craft project can be found at dollar stores, the estimated cost is $12-$10.

There are lots of flashlights available on the market today – models that you click, twist, shake, crank, and more.

If you don’t want to pay lots of money for unneeded bells and whistles or none of these flashlights tickle your fancy, you can make your flashlight out of a toilet paper tube and different supplies you can find in your house.

Steps to make a flashlight

1. Collect supplies! Clear a space to work in and request the family and kids to watch you manage light with your naked hands. You will need:

  • 2 D batteries
  • 5″ (12.5 cm) long wire
  • An empty toilet paper roll
  • 2.2 volt light bulb
  • Tape

2. Take the wire and tape it to the negative end of one battery. Ensure it is tight and not going anywhere, or your light will flicker. You can use tin foil rather than wire, but it is quite less dependable and challenging to work with.

3. Tape the back of the cardboard/toilet paper roll well to cover it. You do not want any light to creep through, wasting its strength as it weakens the flashlight. If you have not used black electrical tape yet, now is the time.

4. Embed the battery, circuited end first, in the toilet paper roll. Even if the wired end is fronting the taped back of the roll, the opposite end of the wire will come out of the open end. If the wire is not sticking out adequately to round the corner of the battery, you must cut your tube.

5. Insert the second battery, negative side at first. The positive side that is already inside will meet the negative side. This connection will continue to flow electricity from back to front, eventually lighting up your machine.

6. Tape one bulb on the head of the battery. Be certain that there is a sufficiently direct connection between the two coverings. Ensure that you can yet see the bottom half of the bulb.

7. Light up your flashlight. Touch the silver part of the bulb with the wire, and it should light up.

Well, wasn’t that easy? Hope you liked this DIY article

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