1. 50 condiment cups - 1 oz size with slanted sides - like the little cups that ketchup comes in at hamburger places.
2. soldering iron
3. string of mini-lights (50-70 count)
(For a no-melt mini-sparkleball, follow directions on the no-melt
sparkleball instructable substituting the 1oz condiment cups for the 9oz cups.)
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