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					   RECYCLED                                          ART                              SPACE                       BALLS

                                                                                                 Glitter balls make great planets to hang in
                                                                                                 your bedroom.

                                                                                                 Recycled Materials required:
                                                                                                 • 2 x Tetra pack container (from juice,
                                                                                                   soy/rice milk or long life milk).
How to Make a Space Ball                                                                         • Newspaper

                                                       Activity suitable for ages 5 and older
Preparation for activity:
                                                                                                 Equipment required:

Collect materials. Cut tetra pack open by cutting the top and base off the container.            • Craft glue

Wash the inside of the container and dry with a towel. Starting at the top of the container      • Scissors

cut the container into a thin strip (5-8mm wide), spiraling your way around the container        • Glitter

until you reach the base. Prepare 2 containers for one space ball.                               • A towel
                                                                                                 • Fishing line
Making the ball:                                                                                 • Wire cutters
                                                                                                 • Tie wire
Take three sheets of newspaper and scrunch the paper into the shape of a ball. (For a
bigger ball use additional sheets of paper). Take the strips of the tetra pack container
you prepared earlier and start to wrap the strips (silver side up) around the ball, firmly.
Keep adjusting the position you wrap the strip, with the aim of covering the surface of the      Use Glitter Ball for:
ball with the strips. When you get to the end of the strip, weave the end into the strips        • Make 9 different size glitter balls to
on the ball. You will need to use 2 to 3 strips to cover the ball. Once you have secured           represent the universe;
the last strip, roll the ball in craft glue and then glitter.                                    • Party decorations;
                                                                                                 • Christmas tree decorations
To make the rings, cut a piece of wire and fasten ends together by winding ends. Wrap
tetra strips around the wire tightly until the surface of wire is covered. (thinner strips are
easier for this task). Weave and glue the end. Join the ring to the ball using fishing line.

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