“Have you noticed that the moon has disappeared?”, a dad asked his children Thursday last week. It’s not a solar eclipse, but it’s a funny prank where a dad convinced his children that he had stolen the moon.
This father is a so-called maker and took a great opportunity to chill a little with his children in front of a full moon the children have been waiting for.
A couple of weeks before the full moon was due, Roy Spire took the time to plan his “moon bargain”. He started designing a 3D printed shell with a moon-like facade on the outside. Inside the shell he put in some color-changing LED lights that gave a moon-like luster. He then used a Flash Forge Creator Pro 3D printer for the printing process.
To get the best effect on their children’s reaction, the dad let down the moon in a box he showed when he told his children that he had stolen the moon.
The children were so light-headed, they were skeptical that Dad could really sneak the moon, they would not believe it was true. The father explained in a reddit thread. “At first they thought I was lying so we went out to look for the moon. When they could not find the moon, they began to be worried and confused, convinced that I had actually stolen the moon. “
The father was looking for a photo when his little knights studied the stolen moon to make them accomplices of this spectacular bargain. “I told them that if they would bump me out to someone I would use this picture as proof and say they were the ones who stole the moon.”wrote the dad.