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« on: July 04, 2013 12:08:46 PM »

I've made these before but I thought making this many deserved a post of its own.  I've been working on these since school got out in early June. Cheesy

Everything!  I thought the circle was a cool way to set them up.


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2 Ping pong balls
3 toy wooden wheels
1 3/8" dowel rod
40 BBs per maraca
acrylic paint
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013 05:17:21 PM »

These are awesome! I love the blue set in the second individual picture!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013 09:27:48 PM »

Really cool!  I love the colors and patterns you chose and it's such a neat idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013 04:45:38 AM »

Those are really neat! When I saw the post over in the Nerd Games, I couldn't tell how big they were. I love that they're nice and small so they won't take up a ton of room to store, but I'm sure they are plenty loud enough! I had a pair of Maracas when I was a kid (for a dancing school routine, I think) and they were a lot of fun to play with! I could still have fun with them now, dancing around the house Smiley

To hold it all together, did you just glue the bottom and top wheels on, or did you glue everything on?
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013 07:32:17 AM »

What a clever design.  I am sure these are a hit with kids.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013 08:39:07 AM »

craftADDchick - there's a layer of Aleen's between each wheel and ping pong ball.  So, wheel, glue, ping pong, glue, wheel, glue...  etc.  Smiley  Each dowel rod is about a foot long.  We bought 3' dowels and cut them down then sanded the ends so nobody got scratched.

Thanks everyone for looking!
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013 09:53:34 AM »

Thanks for the added info, Ffrogg! I am seriously thinking about making a set for myself...
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013 01:34:59 PM »

Hmmmm - I have the beginnings of a tutorial for these.  Interested?  That's if I can get it finished.  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013 01:56:21 PM »

Hmmmm - I have the beginnings of a tutorial for these.  Interested?  That's if I can get it finished.  Wink

Oooooh! Yes! Because while driving around today (running errands in my air conditioned car... as opposed to sitting at home in front of the fan), I had an idea for a more fun way to teach conduction, convection and radiation by dancing... and maracas would make it even more fun!
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013 03:34:10 PM »

I love these! Such a fun idea, I do wonder how you got the acrylic to stick to the ping pong ball.  I haven't had much luck in having it stick to plastic in past experience.
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