Years ago it wasn’t unusual to visit a local park and see many people throwing frisbees; they were all the rage. Nowadays, you don’t see as much throwing of the frisbee. Although throwing frisbees was a cool pastime in its day the sport has seemingly died out for now. Even if you don’t throw frisbees anymore you might have some of them lying around your house. If so, why not use them to make cool party decor for a child’s birthday or even for the holidays? It’s fun to make new things from those old frisbees and you’ll be able to use the decor in many different ways.
If you have two frisbees which are identical or similar you’re off to a good start. If the frisbees you are using for this project do not match it’s a good idea to first paint them. This is a helpful hint, too, since many frisbees feature a logo in the center that will need to be covered. Choose paint that is appropriate for plastic to achieve the best results. It might be necessary to paint the frisbees more than once to obtain the color and depth you want. However, you don’t have to worry so much about this; the painted frisbees will be later covered with colored cellophane which will help disguise the actual appearance of the frisbee.
Decide on the color combinations you’ll use. For example, you’ll achieve one look if you paint the frisbees white and cover them with blue cellophane but a totally different look if you paint them blue and cover them with blue cellophane. Keep the color combinations in mind when painting the frisbees and choosing the cellophane wrap you want to use. Make sure the paint is completely dry before continuing.
To make a large, round piece of candy, which is perfect for hanging on the wall, a mailbox, the front door or other areas, start by taping the two frisbees together. Stack two frisbees so that their concave sides face each other. Use clear tape or even glue to affix them. Now cut a piece of cellophane for wrapping the candy. The piece you cut must be at least twice as wide as the frisbee and much longer. Set the frisbees in the center of the cellophane and wrap it. Use clear tape to secure the end of the cellophane; the taped side will become the back of the candy. The tape should be positioned so that it goes across the wide area of one of the frisbees.
Gather the ends of the cellophane and twist them. Wrap a piece of tape around them to secure. Or, use a rubber band to hold the cellophane in place. You can leave the candy like that or take it one step further and tie ribbon around each end of the candy. Use scissors to curl the ribbon and give it a more festive look.
If you’re going to make frisbee sucker candy you’ll first purchase a long, small-diameter wooden dowel from a craft store or home improvement retailer. Paint the stick white and allow to dry completely. At least two coats are generally needed to cover the stick. When the paint is dry, position one end of the stick on the edge of one of the frisbees, then tape it in place. Position the second frisbee on top of the first, trapping the stick between them, then tape or glue the frisbees together.
Cut a large piece of cellophane and wrap the frisbees in it. Do not wrap it around the stick itself. Gather the cellophane around the top area of the stick, just below the frisbees, and secure with tape or a rubber band. Leave the sucker as-is or wrap ribbon around the top of the stick and curl it with scissors. These stick suckers look great when you stick them outside. They’re perfect for making Christmas sucker decor or just for advertising a birthday party. Use stickers to write “Happy Birthday”, “Merry Christmas” or other sayings on the sucker.
Decorate walls, doors, tables, floors, porches, yard and other areas with the finished candies. They can later be stored and used again and again. They’re really easy to make and you don’t have to go spend a lot of money on the frisbees. Start looking around at yard sales, flea markets and similar places to find used ones really cheap. Since a roll of cellophane is only a few bucks you can make several of the candies without spending much money at all!