Alice in Wonderland & maths?

In New Scientist No2739/40/41 (Christmas 2009) is an article by Melaine Bayley (DPhil Oxford) in which she explains how Lewis Carroll (Charles Dogson) is taking a stab at the new mathematics of the time in his famous work. For example, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party is related to Hamilton's maths. Interesing stuff (to me anyway...) Read here

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Home made Tweedle Dee and Dum, costumes...

I'm trying to make Tweedle Dee and Dum costumes but I can't figure out how to make the collars. I was going to sew them and attach to a t-shirt that I will dye yellow. Any better ideas?

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Food for an Alice in Wonderland RPG? Answered

I'm running a tabletop RPG based on Alice in Wonderland, with a heavy dose of wordplay (puzzles, ciphers, and puns). What food should I serve?  Looking for weird, mystical, puzzle or punny food.  Thoughts?

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trying to make a giant alice in wonderland caterpillar to sit on giant mushroom?

Trying to make a giant alice in wonderland caterpillar out of chicken wire or whatever. Need some ideas on how to make him look blue and with details on face and feet? What is the best thing to make him out of? is it better to spray with foam or paper mach, material or or suggestions ? I have the mushroom so just need the caterpillar. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Raven and Writing Desk

Why is a raven like a writing desk? I refuse to give up on an answer to this question I need YOU to help me find this answer, may i go mad as a hatter. Leave your answer here, please nothing offensive.

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How do I make a giant mushroom that can support an 80lb kid for an Alice in Wonderland play?

I want this mushroom to be cool and look really good for the play. I was thinking a wood structure and a chicken wire for the shaping but what do I fill it with to support the weight of a kid? Or any better ideas for the whole thing? Thanks!

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how do i make alice in wonderland meets the wall by pink floyd stage props?

I am having a pink floyd inspired fashion show in a 3,000 square foot ballroom any ideas on how to make the venue become a magical psychadelic world,like im trying to make things oversized and make a mad hatter tea party waht do u suggest decorating with

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Tim Burton

I was curious if anyone would like to do a food thing about Tim Burton....something interesting don't you think?....

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A cheap, easy, and small device to play one song?

For my friend's late birthday present (or rather unbirthday present) I want to make her a bouquet of Alice in Wonderland-inspired flowers in a little vase, so it would be super cool if I could find a way to make something or buy something relatively small that will play "All in a Golden Afternoon" from the Disney film. Does anyone at all know how I could pull that off? It just needs to be at the level of one of those Hallmark store trinkets, honestly.

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Working NES Controller/Coffee Table

This guy made a functioning NES controller that is a few feet wide and also serves as a coffee table when the glass top is put on. Insanely impressive. NES tablevia Wonderland

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Looking for particular instructable

I'm looking for an instructable that showed how to build a curvy style shelf like that in Alice in Wonderland. It is similar to the one in the link below but had much more detail. I have a friend wanting something similar for their daughter and thought that shelf would be perfect but now can't find it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Curved-Cabinet/

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(newsletter) Screen Print for $10, Cargo Scarf, Mad Hatter Hat

  Screen Printing for Under $10 Cargo Scarf Mad Hatter Hat Recycled Paper Notebooks How to Make Candles Keyboard Wallet Fabric Pressure Sensor Spinning Yarn Felted Bag Zombie Friend Wavy Cut Paper Beads Easy Homemade Soap Guides Alice in Wonderland Cake Decorating Domo Kun

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Paper Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary School

UPDATE: They have plenty of snowflakes and can't take any more! "Millions of snowflakes were sent in from all over the world.  The school was a winter wonderland for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School's first day back since the tragedy.  So many infact there was a 18 wheeler truck full of them and still more were coming to Newtown." full story here Last week's tragedy in Connecticut was devastating for parents, teachers, and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Those students will be returning to a new school after the winter break, which hasn't been used for a while. The children need your help in creating a winter wonderland when they get there! Newtown PTSA has asked the Instructables community for help. You can help by creating paper snowflakes to help decorate the new school, and sending it to them! Mail snowflakes (or any donations to): Connecticut PTSA 60 Connolly Parkway Building 12, Suite 103 Hamden, CT 06514 Phone: 203-281-6617 CT PTSA page for this Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time. They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!! No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by January 12, 2013. Coins for Sandy Hook Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook. Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc. Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2012. Ongoing Fundraising Efforts Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Phone: 203-281-6617 For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at sandyhook@ctpta.org. The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com

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Any ideas for a school celebration toy/souvenir?

Every year we have a "School birthday" party with the whole school decorated with well-known and funny quotes (Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Master and Margarita, etc), some sort of act, games, tea, sweets, oranges, lots of former graduates, chatting, different competitions and a bit of dancing. We sometimes have something resembling souvenirs: somebody prints notebooks with a funny school drawing on it, or even T-shirts, but last year I decided to make a smaller, but somehow more join-the-fun ones: I brought about 200 prepared floaties (not inflated), which all went away like hot pies.  You can play volleyball-like games with them, carry them in the dark winter streets, make them produce an awful noise and take them home as a present for a younger brother or sister, so that he or she doesn't feel so left out. I'd like to make something similar, but I don't want to repeat last year. Also it needs to  be a cheap project, that is quite quick to make... Any ideas? I still have loads of time, the big day is the first Saturday of February. 

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What are some ideas to build AN ULTIMATE RAT CAGE built from my 8'' x 10'' screened in porch?

I do not have much time to spend with my rats anymore and as such I would like to build them a much bigger area for play and exercise in. Here are some factors I need to contend with: 1. I live in florida and it gets HOT, how can I build a cooling down area? 2. What substrate for the bedding should I use? It has to be cheap and I am planning on shoveling and hosing down the area for cleaning. 3. What little features can I provide to entertain them (aka: "enrichment") 4. I would like a little grass area for them, would this destroy the concrete floor? 5. This can be really cool, what would YOU do with all that space? Keep in mind the name of the game is to make cleaning as easy as possible while creating a rattie wonderland. And to answer your question that must be brewing, I only have 6 rats. Possibly when I am down to three rats I will take them back inside and use the outside as a play area or fostering rescued rats. Oh, and I also have a 4''x4'' storage area that could also be utilized(attached to the porch), maybe I'll put them there when it's time to sleep.

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What are some ideas to build AN ULTIMATE RAT CAGE built from my 8'' x 10'' screened in porch?

Inappropriate Incomplete Spam I do not have much time to spend with my rats anymore and as such I would like to build them a much bigger area for play and exercise in. Here are some factors I need to contend with: 1. I live in florida and it gets HOT, how can I build a cooling down area? 2. What substrate for the bedding should I use? It has to be cheap and I am planning on shoveling and hosing down the area for cleaning. 3. What little features can I provide to entertain them (aka: "enrichment") 4. I would like a little grass area for them, would this destroy the concrete floor? 5. This can be really cool, what would YOU do with all that space? Keep in mind the name of the game is to make cleaning as easy as possible while creating a rattie wonderland. And to answer your question that must be brewing, I only have 6 rats. Possibly when I am down to three rats I will take them back inside and use the outside as a play area or fostering rescued rats. Oh, and I also have a 4''x4'' storage area that could also be utilized(it's attached to the porch), maybe I'll put them there when it's time to sleep.

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