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Craft Your Own Sugar Glass for At-Home Hollywood Quality Antics

If you’ve ever wondered how actors can get bottles smashed over their head and crash through windows with little harm, wonder no more: it’s fake glass made from sugar. Read on to see how you can, with a little at home kitchen chemistry, make your own.

While prop companies use complex molds to make bottles and more elaborate processes to get perfectly uniform and clear sheets of “glass”, there’s nothing stopping you from making sheets of sugar glass right at home. Most people will have everything they need for this project, save for a cheap candy thermometer perhaps, right in their kitchen.

Make Break Away Glass

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/3/13

Comments (4)

  1. nt0xik8ed

    wonder if bacardi would melt the sugar if i made shot glasses

  2. 4G Reaper


    Good question. If I’m motivated enough to try it out this weekend, I’ll let you know.

  3. nt0xik8ed

    keep me posted

  4. 4G Reaper

    I wasn’t motivated enough :(

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