All the spring festivals of the world are colorful and joyous times, even here in California where spring lasts about a day. In honor of le sacre du printemps, I offer this easy way to make color sparkleballs.
Make an Original Sparkleball. Buy a can of spray paint meant for use on plastic. Before you add the lights, spray the center of both sides. Just the center. Some paint will drift up to the sides of the cups, and there will be some loose spatters. All good. But you still want plenty of clear plastic for sparkle. When it’s dry, add lights. I used colored lights, but you can go with standard clear or multi’s. But the best part is, your sparkleball is colorful even when it’s not lit :)
These amazing sparkleball eggs are fashioned out of hard plastic shot glasses and clear address labels. Master Sparkleballer Carl Boro figured out that using labels to join cups would allow the flexibility he needed to form an egg shape. He also crafted the top and bottom in slightly different formulas, which I love. I’ve never worked with address labels, but it seems like an inventive way to join hard cups.
– 154 1-oz shot glasses per egg – formulas for each side: 4-10-14-17-18-19 and 1-6-12-16-18-18 – 154 lights (Carl added extra lights to 3 strings of 50)