This is for those of us who cant wait for standerd shells to dry, its easy and fun. its made from newspaper, white glue, superglue, a ball (or object that will fit your needs), and a hair dryer.(It also recycles old news paper)
Step 1: Prep
white glue, white glue solution (75/25 water/glue), super glue, object wraped in plastic wrap, news paper, razor, scissors, Q-tip, hot air hair dryer.
Step 2: Construction
mix glue and water to 75% water (by volume) to 25% glue. cut newspaper into strips 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide by 3 to 4 inches long, dip in glue solution.
Step 3: Construction
Wrap damp news paper strips around object, alternating between wet, dry, pure glue, dry, and wet. untill you reach 1/4 inch thickness.
Step 4: Construction
Finish by appling a few layers of dry paper and glue untill its smoothe and compact. paint if desierd with thinned food dye., i will dye mine when i fill it with my stars. I always dye my shell the same color as the stars inside (ie: copper cloride stars get painted blue-green) Dry with blowdryer then seal with super glue or other quick drying glue. dry it for a good 5 minutes with hair dryer on hot.