This year's family costume theme was classic toys. Maddy dressed as Twister. Maddy's costume was her design made from the actual Twister game. Brock was Magic 8 Ball made from papier mache, a plastic plate, foam core board, and duct tape. Dane went as the Operation Skill Game complete with buzzer and red LED belly button.
Trick or Treating at U-Village.
Brock and Maddy at school.
Making of the Magic 8 Ball
We created a papier mache ball of an exercise massage ball.
During the papier mache, we alternated paper grocery bags and newspaper. The final layer was white printer paper.
Prior to painting we applied gesso around the ball.
We used a plastic plate for the window kept in place with duct tape.
The phrases were cut from foam core board placed in sandwich bags that were taped inside.
Hands or removable clear mounting squares held the phrases to the window.
Making of Operation Skill Game
We started with a cardboard box and utility knife.
We added thin copper sheets held in place with copper foil tape.
Color added with paint and permanent marker.
Stickers made with Photoshop and a printer
Battery pack, buzzer, and wiring duct-taped to the inside of the box. A tweezer touching the metal outside completes the circuit. The white boxes are what hold the game pieces.
Game pieces were made of foam sheets or clay and glued in place. The LED was placed just below Spare Ribs as the belly button.