Christina Wolfgram
July 21, 2015 11:33 am

Not a day goes by that I don’t wish I could live the life of Nyan Cat: catapulting through space, singing my theme song, and leaving a beautiful rainbow trail behind me. Here’s some good news for anyone who has ever shared this desire. Antzy Carmasaic, a user on Instructables, submitted a fairly easy DIY project that could make all our Nyan Cat rainbow dreams come true.

Behold, the homemade Rainbow Roller. Antzy Carmasaic shared on BoredPanda that this contraption was inspired by Facebook’s option to add a colorful filter to profile pictures to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage. This tool can help artists add that filter to pictures in real life.

Plus – holding in a squeal over here – Antzy Carmasaic said that a certain Internet meme also lent some inspiration:

I’m so glad someone took the time to put this together. Now we can all live like Nyan Cat whenever we want.

Luckily, unlike some DIY Pinterest projects whose instructions include welding, a sugar only sold in certain villages in Haiti, or a fine arts degree, the Rainbow Roller actually looks pretty doable.

If you want to create the Rainbow Roller at home (and also make one for me if you have time, thanks you’re a great friend) here’s what you will need, according to Instructables:

For detailed instructions, you should follow the step-by-step photo guide on Instructables, but here’s the simplified version: cut the acrylic sheet into 11 mini rectangles and 3 long rectangles. Glue them together to make little compartments for the paint. Use the non-absorbent sponge to make a roadblock on one side of the compartments, controlling the paint flow. Then, attach the super absorbent sponge under the boxes, so when you pour the paint, the colors will blend into the sponge. Contort the paint roller’s metal handle to fasten the paint containers above the roller. I bet you could assemble this baby in under two hours.

Two hours, and then a lifetime of rainbows. Nyan Cat, away!

(Images via here, here, and here.)

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