Nothing like settling in after a long, busy Saturday, finding a cozy chair, cracking open a beer, and starting to make my son a paper mache Army of Darkness chainsaw hand for Halloween.
(Fortunately, we already own a boomstick.) NOT THAT YOU ASKED, but here is how the chainsaw is going:
For the blade, I cut a foam meat tray. For the motor housing part, or whatever it’s called, I rinsed out a milk jug and trimmed off the mouth. Then I cut a slit in the bottom of the milk jug, inserted the foam blade through, and taped it place on the inside and outside of the milk jug with duct tape.
Then I cut a small X on each side of the milk jug, stuck a wooden dowel through, trimmed it to fit, and glued both sides, inside and out, with hot glue. (This is so my son has something to hold onto.) I also hot glued the inside and outside of where the blade goes into the milk jug.
Here is my happy boy, soon to be Ash, trying it on:
Then I slapped on papier mache and set it to dry:
NOT THAT YOU ASKED, but I will post more pictures when I put on the teeth and get it painted. I’m not going to do tons of detail — just keep the milk jug’s handle as the handle, and add a round vent thing after it’s painted. I’m going more for a cartoonish version than a faithful replica. Because it’s paper mache!