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« on: May 08, 2009 04:55:55 PM »

I found this piece of pvc pipe and I think I want to turn it into a periscope for my garden. Kinda like the ones you see in cartoons where the eyeball is coming out the top of it. My problem is that I'm not sure how to make the eyeball. Any and all suggestions welcome, I can't sculpt so that wont work.


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009 07:31:22 PM »

depending on the size of the hole, a ping pong ball should do the trick. Or a balloon, blown to the size you wanted and paper mache'd over  Wink


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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009 07:58:52 PM »

I was thinking the ping pong ball too.  Or head to the $2 store, and look around.  My kids have these great superballs that are eyeballs, already decorated so that makes it easy, but there should be lots of things in the toys section that you could use.  Good luck.  Keep us posted, it is a cool idea.

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009 11:50:15 AM »

Half a plastic easter egg painted and shoved in?  Depending on what the weather is like there your paper mache'd one might die on ya... Maybe you could use could use a small reclaimed knob, like from a door or cabinet. or a large bouncy ball, the rubber would help to make a nice tight seal, you might not even need to glue it.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009 06:16:01 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm sure I'll share it when I get it all figured out.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009 04:32:17 PM »

I finished my periscope/birdfeeder and wanted to share the picture with the people that had offered suggestions! Thanks for the ideas. I ended up using the inside of an eye ball bouncy ball.

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