Fairy in a Bottle

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Do you have issues with dying a lot? or do you just happen to want something nice on your mantle? Either way, this instructable might be for you!

Based off of the designs used in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, I bring you the fairy in a bottle. This cute little guy features 2 Pink LEDs with a toggle switch to turn it on and off.

Approximate completion time: 3 Hours.
Approximate cost: ~$10

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Step 1: Materials

You will need the following materials: 

1x Bottle, preferably a former milk bottle, with cork lid (I found mine at Goodwill for $1.50. Secondhand stores work best).
1x Ping Pong Ball; it is important that this be white and have no brand markings/labels. As such, the dollar store is your best bet.
1x Clear Plastic Folder and/or similar thin but dextrous plastic.
1x Button Cell battery. I used a 1616 with tabs for easy soldering. A 2032 will likely last longer, if you wanted to.
1x Resistor, 12ohm. (optional; it probably isn't necessary, but it didn't hurt to put in the circuit)
1x Ultra mini toggle switch.
2x Pink LEDs, preferably diffused***

Thin cardboard, such as that of a soda box
Thin wire, higher than 22 gauge.

You will also need the following tools:

Drilling implement (Hand drill, Power Drill or Drill Press) with the following bits: 5/16th" and 3/16th".
Super Glue
Scalpel and/or Scissors
Soldering Iron + Solder
Center Finder (optional)
Ink writing implement.
Wire Strippers


***for a complete guide to diffusing your LEDs, go to
MerlinsGirl3 months ago
This is amazing! I am definitly going to make this.
Dark Shoken10 months ago
great, really ;)
BoBertZeChamp10 months ago
My girlfriend would love this!
Shadri10 months ago
This is so cool!!!! I am not technologically inclined, so I might try painting the ping pong ball with glow-in-the-dark paint. :3
kenkaniff (author)  Shadri10 months ago
It's funny that you mention that, cause I'm considering combining LEDs and glow-in-the-dark paint with what remains of my ping pong balls for my next project.

If you do it before I do, make sure to tell me how it turns out :P
I'll be sure to do the same (in my next instructable, if it works well).
alexwalex1 year ago
MonkiMan1 year ago
Love it, i know some zelda nuts who will LOVE this
"I'm Navi the fairy! The Great Deku Tree asked me to be your partner from now on! Nice to meet you!" BY GOD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE :P
ChrysN1 year ago
That is so cute, I love it!
This is adorable. I think I need one. :D
atehzab1 year ago
Very cute!

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