I have seen a lot of 2D galaxy art on the internet, such as galaxy shoes, t-shirts, wallpaper, etc but I haven't seen any 3d renderings. In this Instructable I have attempted to make a 3D galaxy in the form of a hanging mobile. Since I haven't figured out how to create a black hole (yet), I resorted to using Christmas lights, fibre optic filaments and some polyester batting. The mobile has one large galaxy, which sort of looks like the Milky Way and four smaller more distant galaxies.
Step 1: What you will need
- Fibre optic filaments (I got mine from a dollar store toy)
- Polyester batting (or wadding if you are from the UK), cotton balls or wool roving
-I chose to use the batting because it was a bright white colour, as opposed to a more yellow white of the roving or cotton balls
- CD -actually it is a clear plastic disc protector that you get when you buy a multipack of DVD or CD disks, it is usually at the top of the stack of discs
- Organza fabric (you can sometimes find rolls of this at a dollar store, if not go to a fabric store)
- Drinking straw
- Twist tie
- Glue -I used a spray glue, super glue and a glue gun
- Coloured glitter glue sticks for the glue gun
- Key ring, and duct tape
- (Optional) hair dryer/ hot air gun and small circular metal tin
Step 2: Prepare background
To begin, I cut several, (6 actually) pieces of organza roughly the same size as the CD. I used the CD as a template to cut the fabric. Once cut I glued 3 pieces of fabric to either side of the CD using a spray glue (the circles are applied unevenly to give it a more airy cloud like appearance). I then cut a hole through the fabric at the centre.