Add some fun colors and lights to your Jack-O-Lanterns this Halloween. Shared by chola on Instructables:
The idea behind this project was pretty simple: let my kids pick and change the color of the lights in their Jack-o-lanterns. I had two goals for the project:
1) make is simple for my kids to change the color with out me having to supervise or be involved.
2) make the result mimic an actual candle by making a realistic flickering effect.
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