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"How do you make an alien forest from plastic straws" Topic

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dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2020 10:19 p.m. PST

As the topic says how would I do it? I've searched but can't see to find a tutorial

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2020 10:53 p.m. PST

Was it this article?


Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2020 1:55 a.m. PST

Here is a tutorial from the Terregenisis site. Hope it helps too.


DyeHard28 Dec 2020 8:12 a.m. PST

A quick technical note:
The newer straws with cornstarch based plastic do not work well for this. They tend to look tan and grainy.

So, go out and collect old plastic ones out in the wild, i.e. litter off the ground.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

Thanks guys.
DyeHard thank you for the tip. I shall keep an eye out for this

zircher28 Dec 2020 7:43 p.m. PST

Disposable chopsticks that are peeled, split, frayed, and mutilated can also create some interesting shapes.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2020 1:16 p.m. PST

Straws appear to still be available for purchase, plastic not paper.

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