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11-11-2007, 01:57 PM
Back in the 60's ,I found instructions for making a giant ball/star out of drinking straws. All I cn remember is that the center was constructed of half straws tied together into triangles and then assembled into a ball. Then three full size straws in the form of a teepee werec attached to each triangle in the base. 'forming points. I have tried to construct this from memory but I just can't seem to get it together. Any ideas? :star: Ellie

11-11-2007, 03:53 PM
Is THIS (http://www.math.nmsu.edu/%7Ebreakingaway/Lessons/straw/straw.html) what you are looking for?

11-11-2007, 04:21 PM
that is so close especially the last item. That looks like the base and if I add full length triangles to each base triangle it should work.:sun:

11-11-2007, 07:51 PM
My daughter still had hers in her room from 7th grade... it was labled! :) Google is a great thing. LOL