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Anyone who was a kid in the 90s recognizes troll dolls. For me, the memory is sandwiched in my brain somewhere between slap bracelets and Gak. Well, check out how Make: Projects user Joan Stanescu re-imagined the doll as a glowing troll doll light, replacing the iconic hair with a handmade plastic lightbulb, with colored LEDs inside. She replaced the jewel in the belly with a button that changes the color of the hair. So rad.
To form the hair dome, Joan used ShapeLock, which is moldable plastic that you melt in the microwave or in hot water. When it cools, it is hard plastic again! If you haven’t tried it, you should check it out. It’s really fun.
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Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.