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How to make a mirror that doesn't work

Make a Mirror That Doesn't Work

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Gather supplies.  I'm using painters tape instead of masking tape but they both work the same.

Gather supplies. I'm using painters tape instead of masking tape but they both work the same.

Draw mirror shape in pencil on cardboard.

Draw mirror shape in pencil on cardboard.

Cut out cardboard in pencil lines.

Cut out cardboard in pencil lines.

Use pencil to mark where the reflective part of the mirror will be.

Use pencil to mark where the reflective part of the mirror will be.

Cover the whole cardboard except for the drawn circle with masking tape.  This makes it easier to paint on and more sturdy.

Cover the whole cardboard except for the drawn circle with masking tape. This makes it easier to paint on and more sturdy.

Use the scotch tape to tape down any pots in the back that might be sticking up.

Use the scotch tape to tape down any pots in the back that might be sticking up.

Squeeze acrylic paint onto cardboard left over from cutting out initial mirror shape.

Squeeze acrylic paint onto cardboard left over from cutting out initial mirror shape.

Dip paintbrush in it and start painting "mirror"!

Dip paintbrush in it and start painting "mirror"!

Finish painting.  It's okay if some of the paint got onto the set aside area.

Finish painting. It's okay if some of the paint got onto the set aside area.

Let it dry.

Let it dry.

Rip out aluminum foil.

Rip out aluminum foil.

Draw shape of reflective surface on tinfoil same as drawn on cardboard.

Draw shape of reflective surface on tinfoil same as drawn on cardboard.

Cut out shape.

Cut out shape.

Fold tape so that there is two sticky loops on each end.

Fold tape so that there is two sticky loops on each end.

Cover the entire tinfoil with tape in this fashion.

Cover the entire tinfoil with tape in this fashion.

Lay tinfoil carefully on non painted place with tape down and press to keep it there.

Lay tinfoil carefully on non painted place with tape down and press to keep it there.

Use marker to draw or write more intricate things.

Use marker to draw or write more intricate things.

And you're finished!

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • 1.0 Pencil
  • Scotch tape
  • Tinfoil
  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush