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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:55 am 
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Hey gang. :ghosts:
My Halloween decorations are going up today, and I had a thought. Boo-loons!

I just used one balloon, some white printer paper, red construction paper, tape, string, and a permanent marker.

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First, you blow up the balloon. Next, cut your paper. First in half, and then in quarters.
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Roll these quarters up into cones. Right below where the paper folds over on the larger end of the cone, snip the end off to make it flat.

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Put a piece of tape inside one end, then fold it into the other and flatten the cone. Unflatten and you have a Boo arm. Stick the Boo arm onto the balloon.

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Then it's just a matter of drawing the design.
For hanging, take two pieces of strong tape (like shipping tape). Put them together, but leave the ends able to be placed on the balloon. Hole punch the tape to leave a place for string or fishing wire.

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Here's the result: (this is the first one I did)
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That was just a proof of concept for today. The day of, I'll blow up twelve balloons and add these LED lights to them, then add various Boo faces across Mario history and assemble them in a Boo Circle a la Super Mario World. All will glow, some will blink, and some will be constant-on. It'll be frakkin sweet!


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Super Mario World Boo: :ghosts:
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And the totally advanced Boo, Boo Mario from the Super Mario Galaxy series:
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thats neat!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:04 pm 
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That's really quite awesome! You had better post pics of this Boo-fest come Halloween.

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That's such an awesome idea! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:57 pm 
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Advanced Boo-making:
Boo Mario

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Ha! These are so awesome. Great idea, Night! :D

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I demand pictures of the boo circle when completed.

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Gully wrote:
I demand pictures of the boo circle when completed.

I approve !

Love the Boo Mario, really well made ! :DKC:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:10 pm 
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Updated OP with "Boos through the ages". Heh.

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Hehehe! These are great! What do the kids think of them? :)

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They love them so much I don't think they'll last too long, but these are just the prototypes. I have 12 LEDs and 10 Boo designs, so I think the other two will be the other two types from SMW, because I like those the best. :ghosts:

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Heh, wow! That's really awesome, Night.

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Wow, sweet idea! All of them look great, but my favorite is the SMW2 hiding boo...and balloon Balloon Boo is awesomely appropriate.

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Night...you're my hero. You know how much LSF loves halloween :CryBaby:

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Oh cool! Haha the Sunshine boo always looked a bit.. special to me. :P

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Didn't have time to arrange them in a circle, but I redid all of them for Halloween. I was lucky to get them up. We simply ran out of time. The video was taken after we went trick or treating, so some of the balloons shriveled due to the temp change of inside vs. outside.

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Cool Boo-loon display, even if some of them didn't fare so well outside. :ghosts:

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Love it! ^_^

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