Bubble wrap, one of the niftiest inventions ever, turned 50 years old this week. Besides cushioning billions of dollars worth of breakables in its long career, and providing endless hours of bubble-popping fun to millions, bubble wrap happens to be a great material for DIY sex toys. Its availability, texture, and ease of use make it easy to incorporate into many projects. We’ve previously shown how to make a basic bubble wrap masturbation sleeve as well as evaluated bubble wrap as a sound insulator to silence vibrators.
To celebrate bubble wrap’s birthday, we present a new bubble wrap creation, based on a suggestion from one of our readers in the UK. He suggested taking our original “Sponge Off” masturbator design, and enhancing it with bubble wrap to make a bumpy, textured inner sleeve.
The materials for this project are simple and cheap:
- 1 liter plastic soda bottle
- Two 3.5″x6″ kitchen sponges
- Piece of bubble wrap, about 1 x 2 feet
- Packing tape (or other strong tape)
- Scissors or utility knife
1. Cut the neck and tapered top off the soda bottle, so you are left with a cylinder. Try to cut evenly, but don’t worry about the edge itself being rough; it will be covered.
2. Moisten sponges and wring out. Lay them flat on the rolled out bubble wrap, leaving a space between them of about 2 inches. Leave a little extra bubble wrap exposed above the top of the sponges.
3. Fold the bubble wrap around the sponges and tuck the edge underneath.
4. Fold the sponges together and push the sponges and bubble wrap into the soda bottle. The end with the extra bubble wrap should be sticking out of the opening.
5. Press the sponges against the sides of the bottle and pull the excess bubble wrap down around the sides so the plastic edge is completely covered. Tape the bubble wrap in place around the outside of the bottle.
That’s it! To use, squirt in some water-based lube and go to it. The unit can be easily taken apart so the sponges can be washed and the bubble wrap replaced.
This is a great way to recycle clean, used bubble wrap. But if you have styrofoam packing peanuts, we have a project for those too. Just scroll down to the bottom of this page.