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Fun to place on important papers, tables...
My dad freaked out when he saw this! I made this one day to pass the time. I looked at the other one posted, but I had used a different method. Here is the new how to. Sorry, but I didn't take pictures but I'll do the best I can to explain the steps. (Time does not include dry time.)

Posted by Uniquely-YZ from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Uniquely-YZ's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a bottle of nail polish. I bought a cheap bottle at the local drugstore. Make sure to find the most bright color you can find so that it will clash with whatever you "spill" it on.

  • Step 2

    Take a square of wax paper and set it down on a flat surface. Find four paper weights (or heavy things) and place them on the four corners of the wax paper sheet.

  • Step 3

    Now, unscrew your nail polish bottle and pour it into the center of your wax paper. Use the brush to spread the polish into the desired "spill zone" shape.

  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you have achieved the desired spilled look, place both the bottle and the brush in the polish. If you want, add other accessories, such as nail files. Get creative!

  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now it's time for the hard part. Waiting! Let this dry for about two days (it will go faster if you leave it infront of a fan). It won't take a whole two days, but better safe than sorry. Don't test it with your fingers! I nearly messed the whole thing up by being impatient. If you're dying to know if it's ready, tough. Read a book to get your mind off your craft.

    TIP!!!
    Twilight Lover had an awesome idea of leaving it in the freezer to dry faster! Awesome! No more staring at it for hours on end!! Thanks!

  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now that it is dry, give it a coat of clear nail polish to give it that shiny, wet look. Allow this to dry.

  • Step 7

    Now that it's all dry, cut of the excess wax paper.

  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 8
    Step 8

    You'll notice that the polish will curl up or flop down. This won't fly! Grab your notebook (the spiral bound kind). Place your creation on to cardboard cover and trace the shape of your "spill" with the marker.

  • Step 9

    Now cut out that shape. The notebook cover is great because it is thin, but adds some strudiness to your spill.

  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue your cardboard piece to the bottom of the spill. After it dries, cut off the sides that stick out or show. If you need to, you can cut off bits of the dried nail poish. Craft it how you like it.

  • How to make a magic trick. Spilled Nail Polish Gag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Last step is find a nice table, leave your new toy there, and wait for someone to find it. Have fun!

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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
tee hee
this is fun!
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Shazziiee
Shazziiee · Colchester, England, GB · 25 projects
Haha! I am trying this right now!
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Sarah
Sarah
the only problem with this project is that when you're finished, you have just wasted one whole bottle of perfect nail polish.
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emily L.
emily L. · 15 projects
ya and first paint your nails that color :p
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Angela D.
Angela D.
LOL pretty good trick.
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Gaby F.
Gaby F. · Zapopan, Jalisco, MX · 2 projects
i tried this on my friend and he made the cutest face XD
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hannahmeow
hannahmeow · Bristol, England, GB
brilliant idea, will drive my dad bananas - perfect.
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Lindsey  N.
Lindsey N. · Backus, Minnesota, US · 29 projects
I a early April Fools Day prank comming on...teehee
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Lindsey  N.
Lindsey N. · Backus, Minnesota, US · 29 projects
I a early April Fools Day prank comming on...teehee
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ChaeEatzZombehGutz
ChaeEatzZombehGutz · 2 projects
My brother is going to FREAK if i do this on him probably going to go in a Fury Frenzy(the name i made up for his anger tantrum) and then ill tell him at the point his so mad he'll probably cry!! muahahahaha lol im such a bad sister
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