Saturday, May 26, 2012
This rocks! We went to a birthday party at a bar about a year ago. I saw these and have been wanting my own set ever since. I finally got my wish for Mother's Day! We played with them for the first time last weekend, and they rock! Really easy to make as long as you have a saw. It is just 2x4's cut in the length of three of them. A router was used to smooth the edges and a sander for the sides. Then they were coated in linseed oil. Cedar was the wood we used for lack of a better option. Although cedar is good, it is kind of heavy so something lighter would probably be easier for playing. However, the cedar does make the garage smell fabulous!
Saturday, May 05, 2012
I just traced what I thought looked like an elephant ear. Made the pink a bit smaller than the grey. I doubled the grey so I would not need to stitch anything but the edges. I also thought that would work better for putting the headband through. I cut two small slits in the grey for the headband to slide through. It stayed on just like that. I was prepared to stitch it in or use so glue, but when I tried it just like that it worked. The nose is just a paper towel roll painted and then some cuts in it to bend down like an elephant nose.