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Statues provide inspiration, remembrance, and a link to period of history. The only problem with statues is that they can't be enjoyed outside of daylight hours. However, adding red LED's in the eyes of statues makes them look diabolical, and brings the focus back to statues after the sun goes down.

Using playdough and LED's you can make any statue a creepy one. This project mashes up the How to Make playdough and LED throwie Instructables.

Here's what you need:

  • playdough
  • black ink
  • 5mm red LEDs
  • coin cell battery
  • tape

Ready to prank folks out for an evening stroll? Let's make!

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Step 1: Make playdough

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Following Canida's DIY playdough Instructable, I was able to make a neutral colour playdough in under 10 minutes.

To make your own playdough you'll need:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar

In a large saucepan I combined all ingredients and mixed thoroughly, then put on stove over medium heat. Stir the mixture continuously until it thickens.

In Canida's words:

When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center, as shown below, remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle.
IMPORTANT NOTE: if your playdough is still sticky, you simply need to cook it longer!
Keep stirring and cooking until the dough is dry and feels like playdough.

After the playdough is the right consistency the pan was removed from the heat and the dough was turned out onto a non-stick surface and allowed to cool for about 2 minutes. The dough was then kneeded to produce a uniform and smooth consistency.

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SunilKmar10 hours ago

nice work.

varunkmar10 hours ago

Nice work.

Yuvrajsingh11 hours ago

Great one.


Fabulous work.


elizazet8 days ago

really nice

Superb work.

very nice eyes.

Awesome Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Ji.

Vashikaran27 days ago

Superb work.

Great eyes

Great one I like this.

nice work i like this.

good work.

great work..

great spot

Nice Work Great Job sir.

This is awesome

great work on statue of gandhi ji.

nice staue.

i love with your job

Great pic of gandhi ji..

I love this its really fantastic work::)

I salute this guy..

freddyjefrie2 months ago

superb stuff

johnsonpaul3 months ago

beautiful work

great eyes

Aiyion3 months ago

Well, this Idea seems to be pretty cool ^^

GrahamAbbey4 months ago

super wonderful stuff this

Rejanblink5 months ago

or you can just get the lasers cant you

Cringojames5 months ago

creepy.. but awesome

Davementor5 months ago

respect gandhiji

StevenMccan6 months ago

thnk you .. i was looking for this

KanwarSingh6 months ago

u did spleldid job :)

HarryLaine6 months ago

like your post :)!!!!!!

indiadumbells6 months ago

awesome gandhiji

great easy to go

Alexisanchez7 months ago

gandhi statue looks awesome

Alexisanchez7 months ago

gandhi statue looks awesome

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