You can either make a polystyrene or aluminium disco ball at home using these steps.
What you need
Large polystyrene ball or a Child’s hard rubber ball.
Either squares of mirror which are available from craft stores or pieces of a broken or smashed mirror (not suitable for young children)
Aluminum foil cut into small squares is a great alternative.
Start by taking your ball. If you are using a rubber ball you may need to coat it with a spray paint to give it a suitable background color.
Using a silicon glass glue (available from hardware or craft stores) apply the square pieces of mirror around the ball in neat lines until the ball is covered.
If you are using broken mirrors, you may need to smash the pieces into smaller shapes. Then as neatly as possible apply them to the ball in lines. It may take several hours to dry, so it may be easier to work on a section at a time.
If you are using the rubber ball you could try super glue or hot melt. To hang your ball make a U shape out of wire and push it into the poly ball and secure with glue, or glue on some hanging cord to the rubber ball.
If you are using a rubber ball you may need to coat it with a spray paint to give it a suitable background color.
Take your foil and cut it into small squares, about 1 inch by 1 inch unless you are using a smaller ball then make your squares a suitable size.
Using white craft or wood glue, apply the square pieces of foil around the ball in neat lines until the ball is covered. Leave a small gap between each piece(this gives the effect of a mirror piece).
To hang your ball make a U shape out of wire and push it into the poly ball and secure with glue, or glue on some hanging cord to the rubber ball.
What you need
White Bread (With Sides Removed)
White Glue (Most often used can be Aleen’s Tacky Glue or Fevicol)
Fabric Antique Gold Powder
Wooden Mixing Tool
Rectangular Wooden Spatula
Take three white bread loaf pieces and remove all the brown sides from them
Grind all these in a mixer grinder
Once you obtain the ‘Bread Grind’ put three tablespoons of white glue in it
Start mixing all the ingredients using a wooden spatula and eventually knead the mixture into fine white dough
Once the dough becomes soft, pinch a 2.5 inch ball out of the dough and flatten it with hands squeezing, pushing and shaping the dough ball into a rectangular structure
Use a roller and even out the surface of the rectangle. Then take about only a pinch of dough and roll it into a spiral shape. Obtain four such shapes for the four sides of the rectangle and stick them on to these sides
Repeat the process with another ball, but this time, flatten the dough ball and roll it further to make a thick flat circular shape.
Cut 5 circles using an edgy and sharp circular cap of any container
Finally, take the last pinch of dough and roll it into a sphere. You can give it any texture of your choice.
Place all these for drying. This may take from 24-72 hours in which the creations may shrink up to 20%
Once they are dry, color them using medium and antique gold fabric paint. Fevicyrl is the best brand to buy
Share your craft once done. Enjoy!