Make a Cotton Candy Machine for $45!

published Aug 22, 2012
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Cotton candy: Usually finding this sweet treat means you’re at an amusement park. Have you ever seen a cotton candy machine? They’re rather large, impractical contraptions, and tend to fill air in the room with bits of cotton candy. But what to do if you want to make some at home? Check out this cool DIY solution – at $45, why not? Well, that is, if you have a drill press. Still, fun to watch!

The folks at Make put this mini cotton candy machine together using some stainless steel bowls, a fan motor, a propane torch, and some other items you’d find in a well-equipped shop class. Even if you’re not the DIY type, this video helps show exactly how cotton candy is made – pretty cool stuff!

Watch the video: DIY Cotton Candy Machine at Make (via Bon Appetit)

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