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Admittedly, it isn’t easy to heat the metal to a stage where it begins to vaporize using a basic lighter, but it does carry some health risks nonetheless. You can adopt the basic principle of the aluminum can pipe using an apple instead. Take a fresh apple and jam a pen into it to create a tunnel from the top of the apple (stem) to its core. Create another tunnel on the side of the apple which needs to connect to the one in the middle to provide you with proper airflow. Use aluminum foil to line the apple’s natural mold where the stem comes out.

Poke holes in the foil and place your weed on top of it. Light up your herb and take a pull via the side hole of the apple. You can create a third hole on the other side to create a carb, but you don’t need to do so. This works as well as the can pipe without the associated risks. Once again, we have to remind you about the dangers of heating metal cans and potentially inhaling the fumes and paint. To create a quick, easy, and cheap disposable water pipe , you need two standard sized cans, a can opener, a pair of scissors, a mouthpiece or a glass slide, tape, and water. Remove the top end of one can (which becomes the base), and both ends of the other can (which becomes the cylinder), using the can opener. If there are sharp edges, try to bend them and cover with tape to ensure your mouth doesn’t get cut when you try to use the can. Poke a hole big enough to fit the stem of the mouthpiece in your base can. Once again, take great care not to cut yourself on the edges and use tape to cover it up.

Attach your mouthpiece and use more tape to ensure it is properly connected to the can. Tape the two cans together to create your DIY water pipe’s chamber. Add water to the point where the stem is barely submerged and get ready. Fill the mouthpiece with herb and inhale through the top of the pipe. Once the chamber is filled with smoke, remove the mouthpiece when it is time to indulge. The marijuana industry is synonymous with innovation, and for decades, weed users have crafted weird and wonderful methods of enjoying their cannabis using whatever household implements they happened to have lying around. There is something very funny about using a can to create a hash pipe but if you have no rolling paper, and a whole load of premium grade weed, it makes sense to create a DIY pipe from a can rather than wait an entire day to get high! Although the can pipe is innovative, it comes with its own set of risks. You could cut yourself on the can or inhale the chemicals from the paint. In an ideal world, you will have a pipe or rolling papers handy. Alternatively, you can use an apple to achieve a similar effect without the risk of cuts or chemicals. As the days grow shorter and the shadows grow longer, if you are anything like me, you will return home from crisp sunny walks with huge bunches of beautiful leaves in glorious shades. This leaf bowl project is a lovely way to preserve and use them up! This really is a very simple little autumn craft but it does take a bit of patience and can be a little bit fiddly. Older children have no trouble with it, younger ones or those who struggle a bit with fine motor skills might find it harder. I’d still encourage them to have a go – their bowl might not be as neat but it will certainly be pretty! You also need to allow time for the leaves to press, don’t expect to make them on the same day as your leaf collecting. Press your leaves as soon as you return from your walk, if you leave it to the next day they will already be crisping and curling and their colour will be fading rapidly. I pressed the leaves for this leaf bowl project between layers of kitchen roll with a sheet of card above and below and a book perched on the top of them all to weigh them down a bit and hurry the process up because I am impatient. They don’t need to be pressed for weeks, they just need to be flat so a few days will do, mine were left for about 10 days and they seemed happy! Once your leaves have been pressed lay them out and choose the ones which have no blemishes, cracks or nibbled bits and carefully snip off the stems. Find a bowl the right size for your leaves, I used a deep round soup bowl for this one and an egg cup for the project you can see at the end of the article. Cover your bowl with a layer of cling film and then paste all over the cling film with a layer of slightly watered down PVA glue (also known as school glue or white glue). Press a layer of leaves onto the gluey cling film, cover with another layer of film and wrap around tightly. This allows the leaves to soften and mould to the shape of your bowl. Leaves are contrary things and I found that if I didn’t allow them this softening and moulding time they just unfolded and fell off, such drama queens! Remove the top layer of cling film and brush the leaves with a layer of undiluted glue.

Carefully choose your next layer of leaves, overlapping the first layer and thinking about colour and shape as you go. With this layer I removed the stalks and cut a V shape into the leaf where they had been to make them more malleable and to stop them misbehaving. Press them onto your gluey leaves and coat them in turn with a layer of glue. Cover again with a tight layer of cling film and leave for a few hours or overnight. Remove the outer layer of cling film, brush with another layer of glue for good measure and leave to dry.

Once the glue is dry, take your leaf bowl off your mould and carefully remove the cling film from inside your masterpiece. This is quite tricky, I cut down the cling film and removed it slowly so I didn’t break the fragile trips off the leaves. I found it easier to pull up from the centre of the bowl rather than pull down into it. This was the point which so often happens in crafting when you think something has gone wrong but then realise that something wonderful has happened and the craft has taken on a life of its own!


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