1. Open up a sheet of newspaper. Roll the newspaper
around the doweling diagonally from one corner to the other.
2. Cut a piece of tape and stick it to something
(preferably not your head) for a minute. Hold the newspaper tube
in one hand and gently pull out the dowel with your other hand.
If you rolled the newspaper really tightly, you may need to wiggle
and twist the dowel a bit. Use the piece of tape to keep the newspaper
3. Cut the tube to length. [Note: The ends of the
tube are not very stiff. To make a stronger tube, make the tube
the correct length by cutting some off both ends.] You need a total
of 35 newspaper tubes measuring 71 cm and 30 tubes measuring 63
cm. So get busy rolling, measuring, and cutting. Keep the two lengths
4. Use the marker pen to put a mark on the longer
newspaper tubes. Now you'll be able to tell the two lengths apart
easily. From now on, we will call the marked tubes As, the unmarked
5. Arrange 10 As in a circle.
6. Overlap the ends of two tubes by 2 cm and staple
together. Repeat this to form the base of the dome.
7. Lay alternating pairs of As and Bs radiating
out from the central circle.
8. Pick up two of the As and form a triangle with
them and one of the As from the circle. Staple the joints firmly.
9. Do the same thing with the rest of the tube
pairs. You should end up with a circle of triangles poking into
the air. Tall triangles should alternate with short triangles.
10. Connect the triangles by stapling a row of
Bs across the top.
11. Every point where four Bs come together, staple
on another B pointing straight up.
12. Brace the Bs by using two As, one attached
to each adjacent joint.
13. Connect the tubes by stapling a row of As across
14. Finish the dome by adding the last five Bs.
These tubes come from the five joints and meet in the middle.