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
Small pins for setting
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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Homemade Holidays Contest