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How to Make Your Own Disco Ball

Get ready to boogie down. This stunning disco ball will be a great addition to your dance floor.


  • Step 1: Spray your Styrofoam ball Spray the Styrofoam ball with silver spray paint. This will help disguise any small gaps when you apply the mirror pieces.
  • TIP: Glass, plastic, and rubber balls can also be used.
  • Step 2: Glue the mirror pieces Start in the middle of the ball. Glue the mirror pieces in a straight line around the ball. Continue working your way up and down, until the ball is covered. Work on a small section at a time, allowing the glue to dry.
  • Step 3: Insert wire Insert wire in the shape of a U into the top of the ball for an anchor. Secure it with glue. Hang the ball with nylon string or fishing line.
  • TIP: Aim a spotlight at the disco ball to produce the best effects.
  • Step 4: Put on your disco outfit Put on your polyester bell bottoms, your tie-dye shirt, and start dancing to your favorite disco music.
  • FACT: In 2007, the record for the largest disco ball was set. It measure 24 feet, 1.3 inches in diameter and was displayed at Studio 54 in Belgium.

You Will Need

  • Styrofoam ball
  • any size
  • Silver spray paint
  • Clear craft glue
  • Square mirror pieces
  • Metal wire
  • Nylon string or fishing line
  • Disco music
  • Glass
  • plastic
  • or rubber ball (optional)
  • Spotlight (optional)

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