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In this tutorial we will show you how to make glowing snowflake bauble using Bare Paint and some LEDs ready to put on your desk or hang around your ho...
Materials Bare Paint Pen Paint Brush Paper, we've used thick cartridge paper, but copy paper would work fine Scissors Cellotape 3V Button Cell Batter...
The bauble base is the well know origami ball, or water ballon. First of all you need to fold your piece of paper diagonally and cut off excess to ma...
Fold it in half on each side horizontally.
Take your folded square fold in half horizontally, then fold the courners inside to make a triangle.
Next take the top layer of the triangle and fold the point up to the top and middle, repeat on all sides, to make a smaller square
Take the side points of the square and fold into the middle. Reapeat on back side.
Now that you have created little flaps, fold down the top points and insert them into the flaps. Repeat on back side.
Once you have your finnished ball base inlfate it by blowing into the hole at the bottom.
Now unfold your inflated ball.
The picture below shows the square where your snowflake is going to be cut, it has been outslined with a dotted line. I've also coloured it purple so...
Fold up the bottom half towards the middle. Fold in half again, and again, untill your square is now a small triangle, as seen on the bottom right.
Take your scissors and cut out your snowflake, being carefull not to cut yourself or cut all the way through the triangle.
Once finished unfold, you should see your snowflake sitting nicely inside the square. If you like you can cut the other side so you have two snowflak...
Take your button cell battery and place it in the bottom right corner in the trianlge shown in the picture. Draw around your battery, on both sides o...
Using Bare Paint paint in the battery contacts. It should take about 10 minutes to dry.
Once the paint is dry, you can now stick your LED in place. Place the legs of the LED onto the two strips of paint. and tape in place using cellotape....
Place the battery onto one of the circles of paint. With the battery placed on the square of paint, carefully pinch the corner of the paper to make c...
Make sure you keep the battery pinched between the corner of the paper at all times so that the LED stays on, as you refold your snowflake-ball. Stil...
Because you have cut holes in the ball, you won't be able to inflate it, you have to gently squash it open. Gently push on the top and bottom.
You should now have your completed Snowflake-Bauble, all you have to do now is wait for it to get dark. In the dark it will come to life and make a n...
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Posted:Dec 7, 2011
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