Introduction: Space Balls
Space Balls is a glass blown and ceramics mobile that shows the layout of our solar system. It shows our eight planets orbiting our sun.
Step 1: Materials
- 25 inch bicycle tire wheel
- fishing line with 40 pound limit
- glass blown sun
- 8 planets made from ceramics
- metal ring
- hot glue
- 8 metal rings
Glass blow a sun with hook on the top
Mold each of the eight planets into the correct shape
Cut them in half then hollow out center and attach back together, creating a hole in each as well
Fire all eight planets in kiln and wait appropriate time for cooling
Glaze planets in colors similar to real life
Re-fire all planets
Place hooks in each of the planets and attach with hot glue to keep them in place
On the bike wheel tie 8 even knots with 24 inches of fishing line around the wheel
Combine all pieces of fishing line together and tie into knot around the metal ring
Attach sun to metal ring so that it hangs in the middle of the wheel
Tie fishing line to each hook and tie the planets to the tire wheel in a spiral like shape so that planets close to the sun hang less than those further away
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