- One Pringles tube (any flavour)
- Water (or alcoholic beverage)
- Two biro pens
- Some joints
It's important that the biro pens are the kind that you can easily remove the ink
rod from .. it won't work otherwise. It's also important to save the lid
of the tube after the contents have been consumed.
Provided that Pringles tubes are the same the world over (no reason they shouldn't be) they are all watertight
. The beauty
of this design is that it can be easily made in less than 5 minutes, requires no sealant
s such as blu-tack
, and all the components are cheap
and easy to find. Given the simplicity of construction, you should be able build one even when your hand-eye coordination
Remove the ink rods and tips from the biro pens, you should have two hollow
plastic tubes. Stab
one into either side of the Pringles tube, one high up, the other low down. Provided you don't 'wiggle
' them about too much, the tension against the cardboard
of the tube should provide a perfect seal, and no leakage
The lower biro should be angled upward
, or else you will have to be careful and hold the bong with it pointing upwards whilst smoking. Make sure you when you roll
your joints not to make them into 'needle
s'. The joints will be stuck into the end of the lower biro, if they stick in too far, you'll either burn plastic and inhale fumes
, or waste
the end portion of the joint.
Once filled with water, be careful not to let the joint fall below water level, or else the water will flow up the biro and soak the joint. This precaution should be observed with all disposable bongs of this general design.
Replace the lid of the Pringles tube, and light
the joint. Sucking on the upper biro will draw
smoke through the water (or alcoholic beverage) and into the upper half of the tube. Suction from you will pull the lid down, creating the necessary seal.
Whilst this bong will probably only be good for a few joints, the biro's can be reuse
d over and over, and tubes of Pringles are cheap. They have the added benefit of containing tasty snack
s as well.