Introduction: Supersized Duracell Battery
This was really fun to make, and surprisingly, actually looks like the real thing. In the picture above you can really tell how big it is.
You will need...
- Two tin cans
- Large art paper
- Red, gold, green, and black paint
- Duct tape
- Tacky glue
- Hot glue gun
- Large jar lid
- Small jar lid
Step 1: Secure the Cans
Use a hot glue gun to glue the tin cans on top of each other. Make sure to have the inside of the cans facing each other.
Then, use duct tape to make it even stronger.
Step 2: The Paper
Find a fairly large piece of paper (I just used art paper) and make sure there's about an inch of excess paper on each side.
Also, make sure when you wrap the paper around the cans, it has excess paper with about an inch overlapping.
Step 3: Paint
Draw a line about one third of the way down.
Then, to make a nice copper color for the top of the battery, mix red, gold, and a hint of green.
On the small section paint it copper and on the bottom paint it black.
It may look a bit wrinkly now, but the next steps will smooth it out.
Step 4: Folding and Cutting
Place the paper on the cans and pinch the paper to make indents on the edges.
Next, flip over the paper and fold the paper using the indents as a guide.
Now, cut about half inch lines across the edges and stop at the folds you made.
Step 5: Glue on the Paper
Glue the paper on one side of the cans. Make sure the cans are lined up evenly on the paper.
Roll the paper around the can and then glue it on the other side. Make sure its tight and the paint lines up.
Start gluing down the little flaps one at a time.
It should look like the bottom right picture once your done.
Step 6: Glue on the Lids
Glue the larger jar lid on the bottom of the "battery" and then the smaller one on top.
Now its starting to take shape. . .
Step 7: The Logo & Symbol
Create a new Google drawing and import the Duracell logo. Use the text box to type a "+" symbol.
Cut them out carefully.
Glue them on with tacky glue.
Step 8: FINISHED
And there you have it, a HUGE SUPERSIZED GIGANTIMUS COLOSSAL ENORMOUS Duracell battery.
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Super-Size Speed Challenge