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How to Make - Water

The Global Children's Designathon 2017 is about creative solutions to water problems. There are several creative inventions, such as a water pump or filter, you can make at home, using everyday stuff that you find around the house. The videos below explain how to make these tools. It's easy and fun!

Follow these YouTube video instructions, from How to Raju, to make a water pump.  You will need a hobby motor such as in the Designathon maker kit, some plastic items you can find in the house such as bottle tops, an old marker for the tube and a hot glue gun.
 

Layer, stones, sand, charcoal and cotton wool, to make your own water filter in a plastic bottle.
 

What happens when you mix water with oil? Or with food colouring? Is it different if the water is warm as opposed when the water is cold? Can you stick a pencil into a bag of water and will the water come out?
 

Follow these YouTube video instructions, from How to Raju, to make a water alarm. You will need an  alarm buzzer, battery pack  such as in the Designathon maker kit, some plastic items you can find in the house and a hot glue gun.

Follow these YouTube video instructions, from DIY projects, to make a lift using syringes and plastic tubing. Discover why pressing water can make things go up and down.