How-To: Prop Glass Breakaway Bottles from Sugar

Food & Beverage

When I was a kid, we got to use some breakaway sugar glass prop bottles in a drama club play once, and I remember it as being so fun! We had to be careful because the bottles are expensive, but here’s a tutorial for making your own with a silicone mold and some sugar and corn syrup. Documentatian nelson8815 is right, they make a really satisfying shattering noise when you break them over something (or someone).


Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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