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Toilet Paper Balls

These balls are great just to play with, hit some one with or to embed secret codes in.

 
 
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Take a length of toilet paper and bunch it up.
Then dip it in water, squeeze some water out.

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Roll the toilet paper into a sphere shape. 

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Cover the ball with soap.
Then get more toilet paper and wrap the ball in it. 



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Squeeze the ball gently. The water in the ball will wet the dry toilet paper surrounding the ball. 
Now shape the ball into a sphere shape again by pressing and squeezing.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 till you get the size ball you want.

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Now take a single sheet of toilet paper and carefully wrap it round the ball. 
Press the ball in areas where the toilet sheet isn't stuck to the ball.

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Put the ball in the sun or in front of a heater and leave it till it dries and it becomes dry. 
Then your done!

For a secret code, write the message on a small piece of paper. Roll the paper up and wrap it in a small section of plastic bag or Saran sheet. When you first begin the ball, wrap the wet toilet paper around the plastic wrapped message.
So simple, yet they have so many capabilities, I imagine wet or dry these would be rather fun to throw at people obviously not your boss/ teacher etc that'd end bad. I also imagine these could be moulded into other shapes and forms, I shall have to experiment. Well done on sparking my creativity!
mint001 (author)  The Science Guy1 year ago
Hi. They are pretty cool. I threw a wet one with soap on the outside at a friend, it doesn't take much to imagine me shortly afterwards running.
Akso, these are a great alternative to that very expensive paper-mushyb stuff you can mould into shapes... as in the shape of your clenched fist, step 2... enlarge upon that, make spiky things, people, weird shapes... etc. Not just balls... anything as it really DOES shape well if you are careful (just tried it with some tissues dipped in tea... nice old-fashioned look with being sepia-shaded... ooooh and when you dip the edges you've created into coloured inks, the inks spread and bleed... blimey, LOVELY!!! I am so grateful MINT as I have ti make 16 wreathes in 3 nights... for a craft fair, and suddenly I know how to build them up into wobbly snow-shaped, bedecked, colourful things all around the syrop circlets. YEY! U saved my life (and my craft stall).
beads, to stick into christmas wreathes! It's a quick version of papier mache, and light enough... then paint them and beribbon them as baubles...
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