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How to make an easy asteroid model/a tennis ball that's slow/shotput

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I was playing with a tennis ball while watching a TV programme about space. I threw it with a bit too much force and it hit my brother. At that moment the part about a meteor came up. I was inspired and made this.
 
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Step 1: Tools needed

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You will need the following

A ball (preferably a tennis ball)
A plastic bag (the ones from supermarket and the ones the government keep saying about)
paint (if u wanna paint it as a model)
EMP ( just kidding)
tape if u wanna play ball with it
PVA glue
Tissue
water
bowl

Step 2: Baby steps

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drop the tennis ball into the bag
now you have 3 options

a: mix 1 part glue and 3 part water into the bowl and mix. Then paper mache it to make a hollow but solid . Paint on top.
b:tape the ball into one corner of the bag.
c:don't do anything.

Step 3: How to use it...

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a: nothing, it's a model d'uh....
b:hold the ball and play catch or something
c:play shotput, hold the handle of the plastic cover and spin it then release hurling it.
How could the tennis ball stay flying in the air because gravity is pulling it down???
stabian4 years ago
when you throw it the air you can light it so it gets really realistic and even if your house burns down you can say that it was an asteroid without lying!