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Topic: Flying Spaghetti Monster ANTENNA TOPPER?  (Read 2134 times)
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« on: January 17, 2008 04:35:38 PM »

I just a new car and I don't want to plaster it with bumper stickers but I do want it to have some kind of personality and be easier to find. So I was thinking of making a pastafarian-style tribute to the great Flying Spaghetti Monster in the form of an antenna topper.  (Here is a page about the FSM if you are unfamiliar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster)

The question is: What materials would you use? My first thought was styrofoam, sculpey, and light yellow pipe cleaners, but I have no idea how styrofoam would react to rain, or if sculpey would be too heavy for a car antenna, or if the thin metal in pipe cleaners would worsen its reception. My boyfriend suggested thin rubber flexible tubes that you can buy at Home Depot, but would they be noodly enough? And then there is the question of how to attach it to the antenna.

If you have any ideas or advice on the best way to do this, please let me know!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008 04:00:32 PM »

I'd start with a Jack antenna ball (from Jack in the Box). It's the same foam as Foamies for kids crafts, solid except for the antenna sized hole, carveable, and glues up nicely. Pipe cleaners will rust the first time it rains. Don't use Elmer's glue either, enough rain will make the bits fall off, but hot glue should work fine.
Sounds good to me Smiley My grandma always tied a silk flower to her antenna. I just look for my rather identifying dent ><
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008 06:30:25 PM »

The Jack ball would be a good base to start with.  I would just go to the hardware and craft stores and walk the aisles.  The FSM will be with you to guide you to the right materials to represent his Noodly Appendages.

I would recommend either hot glue or Gorilla Glue for attaching everything.

Be sure and post pictures of your final project.


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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 07:59:35 PM »

I don't have any ideas for your topper but I do have an idea for bumper stickers. 

I know many people don't want to put something on their car permanently, one lady told me she purchased a paper sized magnet sheet, put the bumper sticker on that, and had a bumper sticker magnet.  Just a thought in case you ever wanted to do the bumper sticker thing.

« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008 02:11:23 AM »

I've found with rubber tubing, that if you heat it up, that you can actually bend it into a shape you like, and when it cools it stays -most of the time-. Oh, if you could find the tubing that doctors used to use when taking blood, that would probably work. That and probably a couple of Jack in the Box head's would work, stripped of his nose and hat of course. That and for the eyes a couple of little white pony beads.
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