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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 3rd, 2013

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/3/13
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