Just for Fun!
How to Make a Water Bottle Missile.

Today is Monday.

People don’t like Mondays.

They think they are icky.

So I have for you something to nix the ick.

A little party trick to pull out poolside, in the office, at the campsite, bar mitzvah or BBQ.



Author’s Note:    Other life skills I know include “pull my finger”,  “crazy glue – wayyyy faster than stitches” and “smell this”.


  1. Hot Coupon spot says:

    I have done that on more than one occasion, however you get much better results from your exploding water bottle than I ever have. Kudos

  2. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen,

    I don’t seem to be getting your blog anymore. It’s been a few weeks… I miss it! See what you can do. Ta.

  3. Gayla T says:

    Oh, boy! Wait until the kids see this one. I can imagine we’ll have a problem once they figure out how to shoot them at one another but I’ll worry about that later. Wooo Hoooo!

  4. Barbie says:

    I’m totally trying this tomorrow! I have a bunch of empty water bottles!

  5. Amy in StL says:

    I am totally doing that on the next float trip we go on….. we being my coworkers and I.

  6. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    HAHA..Just got my son to fix my sound so I could hear this..Love it..you are so cute!! Now I need to go watch your TV show!!!

  7. magali says:

    I wouldn’t be able to do it. I can’t even open a Pillsbury dough thingy like a normal person because the anticipation of the pop is too much for me! Kind of like waiting next to the toaster.

  8. Karen says:

    Another fun video. Karen, thank you! By the way…Your comment about “we” meaning you the chickens sparked a little memory from my childhood. When my dad was traveling for business, and it was just my mother and I for the evening, she would always say, “It’s just us chickens tonight.”

  9. Mary Werner says:

    I saw someone do the super glue trick on a paper cut and they said it takes the pain out right away. I get paper cuts a lot so think this is a great tip if it really works. But since I read this on internet, it must be true, right? (Your lawyers probably say don’t tell me or us.) Can’t wait to show my grandsons this new trick. My daughter-in-law is still not happy that I taught them to burp the alphabet so I can give her something else to love about me. Oh, and WD40 sprayed on insect stings removes the pain also!

  10. Carole McGinnis says:

    Love it – what a perfect post for a Monday morning.

  11. mickey says:

    The video is hilarious. And the chicken coop and gate are totally awesome. And your hair looks really cool. And that’s all I have to say.

  12. Veronica says:

    Karen, I couldn’t help admiring your chicken coop area. I live in a neighborhood and would love to have chickens. I’m wondering how many you have and approximately how many square feet of space your chicken area is. By the way, as I was watching your video, my teenage boys came and sat down to enjoy it with me. Usually they are not at all interested in what I’m doing on the computer!

  13. Jack Ledger says:

    It is all “fun” until someone loses an eye:-)

  14. Cindy says:

    Our grandson dudes are gonna love this. We will refer their parents to YOU!

  15. marilyn says:

    i think our fells are brothers from a different mother cuz my guy taught me all the same things as well as a pretty amazing figure four leg lock cuz we all know that wrestling is real..right?

  16. Auntiepatch says:

    OMG! You are soooo funny!

  17. Cindy says:

    LOVE IT! I’ll use for summer camp next year and then measure distances!

  18. Tigersmom says:

    Tomorrows post: How to remove chicken poop from your new favorite white top.

    It must be so handy to constantly be one’s own source for new blogging ideas (with the occasional prodding, um, inspiration, I mean, from the fella, ; ) lucky girl.)

    I love how you can maintain your deadpan delivery when you intend to be funny, but then when things go awry your jaw drops. That’s my kind of humor.

    And your new haircut looks nice, too.

  19. taria says:

    thank you! you crack me up!

  20. Lisa says:

    You choked the poo right out of that chicken! And that, made my whole morning. How twisted is that?

  21. Wondering how long it took for you decide that this is what you were doing for Monday!And this is why I am addicted!*gives her head a shake*
    BTW chicken coop doors turned out fab!

  22. Sherri says:

    Now I know why the vendors remove the cap (and keep it!) when I buy water at concerts!

  23. Cheryl in Wisconsin says:

    My family is no doubt disturbed that I now have a follow-up to my Diet Coke & Mentos demonstration at our next reunion. But I’m elated.

  24. Sherry (BTLover2) says:

    Ooooo, woman, you gonna get some backlash on that! Now, me… I find it hilarious and entertaining. But I picture an awful lot of “normal” people will find it outrageously dangerous. Come on! There are worse things than losing an eye! Have fun, Pirate!

  25. Val says:

    OMG Karen, that was hilarious! Seeing this on Monday morning before my coffee has kicked in made me laugh! You definitely ROCK in the FUN department! Wish you were my neighbor! :-) Val

  26. Diana says:

    Hi Karen,
    did we join you getting angry???

  27. Yep…another catchy title! Can’t wait for a video of “Pull my Finger!”

  28. Diane says:

    You are a little bit of an odd duck now aren’t you? But I find you incredibly amusing!!!

  29. Shauna says:

    Love the chicken shit…. and when I do this for the next kids party…. I am so saying it was your idea, I’ll just send Mom’s to this video. Sound good?

  30. lemur_lass says:

    You crack me up. And by the way, your Chicken Curry Salad was fabulous! The Mister even extolled the awesomeness of it. Thanks for making me look like a kitchen rock star!

    • Karen says:

      Nooo problem. I love it too. I’ve taken to just eating it right out of the bowl. No lettuce. No toast. Just a bowl, LOL. ~ karen

  31. Annie says:

    Hahaha – that was great. Love the outtakes.

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