Oracle of Love

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Oracle of Love
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Get an answer to "Will you be my valentine?" and any other yes-or-no question with this homemade version of the classic Magic 8 Ball.

What you'll need

  • 1-inch diameter Styrofoam ball
  • Scissors
  • White craft foam
  • Permanent marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small, clean glass jar with lid (we used a baby food jar)
  • Teflon tape (if needed)
  • Crayola Model Magic clay*

How to make it

  1. Oracle of Love - Step 1

    Gently form the Styrofoam ball into a cube by pressing it against a table with your thumb.

  2. Oracle of Love - Step 2

    Cut 6 hearts from the craft foam and write an answer with permanent marker on each one, such as "Yes," "No," or "You bet." Attach these hearts to the cube with hot glue.

  3. Oracle of Love - Step 3

    Place the answer cube in the jar and fill the jar with water right to the top. Close the lid tightly and test for leaks. If your jar isn't watertight, wrap Teflon tape around the jar's threads before closing the lid.

  4. Oracle of Love - Step 4

    Cover the jar with Model Magic clay, leaving the bottom of the jar clear. Roll small pieces of Model Magic into snakes, and use them to decorate the outside of your oracle with hearts.

  5. Oracle of Love - Step 5

    To use your oracle, keep it lid-side up as you ask your question, then turn it over to learn the answer.

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