How to Make a Constellation Jar

Do you love to stargaze? Make a constellation map using a mason jar and some aluminum!

Steps

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    Find an appropriate jar. The jar should have a wide opening.
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    Find an aluminum sheet. You should be able to get one at a metal cutter or a hardware store.
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    Roll the aluminum sheet around the jar. Mark the aluminum sheet for later trimming - it should completely cover the jar.
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    Cut the aluminum sheet into size.
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    Obtain a constellation map or pattern. You could search online and have it printed.
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    Tape it on the surface of the aluminum sheet.
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    Start making holes. Use the pattern as a guide in making your stars.
    • Use different sizes of needle or drill bit.
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    Remove the paper pattern.
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    Insert the aluminum sheet into the jar.
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    Obtain your lighting. You can use a tea light or any LED device that you can fit into the jar. Do not use real candles. The aluminium will melt and you will end up getting a melted star display. ;)
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    Light it up at night and watch the stars in your room!

Things You’ll Need

  • Jar
  • aluminum sheet
  • Metal Cutter
  • Tea lights
  • Power Drill with assorted drill bits
  • Constellation map

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