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    I was looking for an image on google images, and I stumbled onto this picture:
    Marshmellow Snowman with Gumdrop guys.jpg
    I immediately loved the little gumdrop guys and it got my brain working.

    I went straight to the dollar store to look for buckets. I found the perfect shaped thin plastic wastebaskets. Then to the closet to "borrow" two yellow balls from the kids ball-pit balls. I had a 10 pixel cutoff from some other project. Then two quick holes in the bottom rim of the bucket with a step bit, and a hole in each ball. Insert one bullet pixel into each hole in the bucket. Put balls onto the pixels. I tied the remaining 8 pixels in a bunch with a twist tie and connected it to an ESPixelStick (for now at least).

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    Haha. Love it.

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    You need at least one "larger" version, say trash can size. Just imagine the big one and all the little ones "running around".

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    I'll be hard pressed to find a garbage can that I can easily light from the inside. Those are usually pretty thick.

    In all seriousness though, these are the little guys that will compliment my larger candy spinners.

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    I know it isn't really your thrust, but you could also look into those large barrels that people use to collect rain water off their gutters. Maybe a cheap one would be thin white plastic.

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    Jon, match the picture... Put them around Olaf in your show. They need a snowman to surround.

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    Very creative

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchuchla View Post
    I was looking for an image on google images, and I stumbled onto this picture:
    Marshmellow Snowman with Gumdrop guys.jpg
    I immediately loved the little gumdrop guys and it got my brain working.

    I went straight to the dollar store to look for buckets. I found the perfect shaped thin plastic wastebaskets. Then to the closet to "borrow" two yellow balls from the kids ball-pit balls. I had a 10 pixel cutoff from some other project. Then two quick holes in the bottom rim of the bucket with a step bit, and a hole in each ball. Insert one bullet pixel into each hole in the bucket. Put balls onto the pixels. I tied the remaining 8 pixels in a bunch with a twist tie and connected it to an ESPixelStick (for now at least).

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    What do you guys think, mouths or no mouths? I keep going back and forth. If I put a mouth on it, it's fixed in a given mouth position. I think I can make them sing easier if they have no mouth. But at the same time, they feel incomplete without a mouth.

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    No mouths. They are just right as they are!
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