Thanks PumpkinFreak! It's been fun.
The vampire mouth didn't change much but I added the black felt to the back. I left it a little loose to make a pocket. So, I will use it as a sign and then at game time, take it down and use it as a game.
Here it is resting above my bed until the party:
I made another vampire game and I might be abusing the idea of getting blood into a vampire's mouth ...
I made some bloody boards and hot glued some toy vampire fangs to the boards.
I'm going to roll blood pellets (red ping-pong balls) down a coffin and holding one of the boards, kids will have to catch one of the pellets in the mouth of the vampire teeth:
If they do, they win!
I know I said I was done, but there's still a lot of time and so I attempted one more project.
I wanted to have a candelabra for the vampire layer or just one to put on top of the coffin. So, I looked on-line for some LED versions. They had one or two but they were 13 inches tall and pretty expensive for what it was - about $20 or more + shipping
I sort of gave up on the idea, but last Sunday I went to my daughters' ballet recital. They had two large candelabra stands on stage as part of the stage set. I was supposed to be watching other kids do something but I spent a great deal of time thinking about how I could make something that would work with my stuff.
Here was the plan:
I used scrap styrofoam from my other projects this year. One of my goals with this project was not to buy any more foam and make use of what would otherwise just end up being trash. Pieces cut:
The candle base is about 60cm wide (2 ft+.) I added the yard stick to the picture so you could see that I'm not lying.
For the stand, I was going to use the plywood from my Frankenstein machine. However, I thought about it a bit more and I realized the wood is a little warped. It would be time consuming and maybe impossible to make something that would stand straight. So, in the end I used a 1m (3.5 ft) PVC pipe (20mm thick) and at the bottom a weight that is used when making pickled vegetables (pipe $2 and weight $6.) In all it stands at about 160cm without candles. With candles it should be about 180cm to 190cm (around 6ft)
Today, I painted the stand black and I'm waiting on LED taper candles from the US. They will be here in 6-9 business days
of course I made 2:
if you can't imagine what it will look like finished, here is a picture that I spent a lot of time editing to give you an idea:
I had a little foam left over and fierce determination ... or just some extra time (depends on how you look at it)
So, I had a go at a smaller version:
It's a little too tall right now. It's about 60cm (2 feet) without the candles. So, I might cut the rod down a bit. One thought is to set it on the coffin like I had planned. Or ... I might give it to guests to carry as they walk through my haunted house. I'll give them the option of light, garlic or a cross.
OK. Now I'm REALLY
I only plan on making a cross to put on my coffin and maybe an extra cross for guests to carry through the haunted walk.
I have one more vampire game planned. I'll post on that when it's finished.
But, there's still 2.5 more weeks to the party. Any ideas for props I might be missing?