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Topic: SPARKLEBALL (no-melt) **Tutorial** -- Easy, Child-Friendly!  (Read 19295 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008 06:20:00 PM »

Thank you so much for sharing this tut. This is a great kid safe craft. Did you buy indivual stands of each color, or did you swith the lights around so you would have one of each color?

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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2008 08:35:56 AM »

Did you buy indivual stands of each color, or did you swith the lights around so you would have one of each color?

Mini lights are available in single colors on one strand.  You have to look to find them in the stores.  In CA our CVS drugstores have them right now.  And Target is always useful.  You can also find them at light sources online.  BUT also, the chasing lights--  the ones with the little controller--  sometimes adjust to show one color at a time.  Or they flash one color at a time, rather than multi-color sparkling.  Does that make sense?  And did I answer your question?

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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2008 09:47:08 AM »

these are so cool! i'd love to try this but i panic and would worry about it over heating or something. i suppose you'd have that issue with whatever you put christmas lights on though. brilliant stuff anyway  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2008 09:53:09 AM »

I don't think the mini lights get hot enough to start a fire unless they are wired wrong or have a short. LEDs are becoming more available and consume far less energy thus less likely to start a fire.

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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2008 09:56:04 AM »

Coolest things ever. Im planning on trying to make one soon! soo excited. Smiley

« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2008 12:52:19 PM »

Oh, love these! My mom and aunt used to make them when I was little except they just use paper clips to hold the cups togather, I must admit your way is a prettier method though.
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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2008 05:44:08 PM »

they just used paper clips to hold the cups togather

I always wanted to find directions on how to make one with paper clips, since so many folks didn't want to melt the cups together (because of the fumes.)  Now I think the zip-ties are a stronger method--  but using paper clips to hold it together while you attach the cups to each other might be a good idea. 

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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2013 08:35:39 AM »

I just adore these!  Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Grin

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