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« on: April 15, 2010 12:21:10 PM »

I made this (and a whole bunch of other ones which I sadly don't have pictures of) after I bought one of these:


They seemed pretty simple to make and so I embarked on a massive quest to make one for each of my friends for Christmas/Chanukah/Winter Solstice. This one I made for a friend who is studying to become a forensics lab tech. I also made David Tennant Doctor Who one, an FF X Lulu one, a Virgin de Guadalupe one, and a ton more.

I cheated by using some florist's wire and small Styrofoam balls to make the frame, then ran the string around the frame to make the shape of each little body.

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 05:43:17 AM »

Awesome work. I thought about making some when I saw them in a gift shop last summer (six quid for a piece of string!?) but I never got very far with making the head. Dunno why I didn't think of styrofoam. You've got some lucky mates.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010 08:35:18 AM »

Nice job.  Im wondering though how did you keep the head from unraveling?  I tried to make one and the thing just unwound on me. 

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010 07:17:23 PM »

This is awesome!  I made one of these a year ago when I saw a vending machine full of them.  I was like "Two bucks?  I can make one of these for free".  I only made two and then I stopped because the string was frustrating.  I should have used a wire frame too!  Great idea! 

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