Introduction: Flying Spaghetti Monster Tree Topper

About: Engineer making renewable energy products for African entrepreneurs.

This holiday season, show your guests that you have been touched by his noodly appendage with this tree centerpiece!

Can I get a RAMEN!?

Now as a lit ornament!

Step 1: Materials

Sheet of Yellow Foam (1 long sheet)
Foam Spheres (2)
Googly Eyes or slightly smaller foam spheres

Razor Blade for cutting
Straight Edge
Small pins for setting
Hot Glue

You'll also need a wire hangar and some heavy duty wire cutters to make eye stalks.

Step 2: Make Noodles

Cut your foam longways into thin strips. I eyeballed thickness and am super happy with the results.

Step 3: Meatballs

Paint some meatballs!

Some red mixed with a little black for that cooked meatball look.

You should hire on your 10 year old sister when applicable to start building your meatball army!

Step 4: Stiff Wire

Bend and cut some stiff wire, wire from an old hangar works well. Leave a vertical top to affix your eyes and some extra space at the bottom to press into your meatballs.

Then poke some holes in a noodle and wrap as shown.

Step 5: Attach Noodles to Meatballs

I started off using pins to get a sense of how things would come together... Once I found the positioning that I liked, I pulled the pins (one at a time) and placed a small dab of hot glue.

Step 6: Eye Stalks

Glue your eyes to the tops of the eye stalks. Then press the eye stalks into the meatballs. Add a small amount of hot glue at the base to keep them from falling out and/or spinning.

Step 7: Top Your Tree!

If your tree is mobile and/or in a windy location, be sure it's affixed with a firm grip.

You can also diversify and place your symbol of his noodlyness elsewhere.

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