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Put your papercraft creations into motion with this clever Candle-Powered Paper Carousel tutorial by Instructables user Teisha. Based on the traditional Christmas Pyramid, this carousel spins from the force of the rising heat of the candles that pushes against the blades at the top. It’s able to move because the paper it’s made from is so light, but it’s also flammable, so be sure to keep the blades a safe distance from the candles if you decide to make one!

If you’d like to make your own candle-powered paper carousel, then this Instructables project is for you! Mine has a Minecraft theme (because it’s a great game that I enjoy playing) but I’ve included blank templates so you could make any themed paper carousel you want!

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

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