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RoxyBlue's 2014 Show and Tell $20 Prop Entry

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Allow me to present the Reaper Raven - my solution to the problem of never finding big crows at the Halloween stores. This regal creature stands about 16 inches tall.

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What it cost to make:

Free Stuff

Wire coat hangers (2)
Bubble wrap

Not Free But Cheap

Pipe cleaners (4) - $0.12
Masking tape, 1" wide (approx 6 ft) - $0.10
White flour (2 cups) - $0.40
Paper towel (3 sheets) - $0.06
Wooden beads (2) - $0.10
Craft foam, 12" X 18" sheet (1/3 sheet) - $0.33
Sealant, 8 oz bottle (1/10 bottle) - $0.60
White glue - $0.05
Acrylic paint (white, black, bronze, blue, gray, yellow) - $0.75

Total - $2.51

The video below shows how the bird was made. In a nutshell, it starts with a wire frame that's padded out with bubble wrap and newspaper. The rest is good old-fashioned papier mache.

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I think we all suspected coat hangers were evil and now you have shown us just how evil. That is absolutely Super!!
Love him!
He's going to be a great addition to our haunt. I love the music you wrote for the video too.
Roxy, your props never cease to amaze! It's such a shame you can only do show and tell, cause I'd sure vote for him!
Nicely done,
Looks SOOO much better than store bought ones! Im diggin the texture and the beak. Very nicely done.
:jol:I love this guy!:D Well done Roxy!;)
I love him Roxy! He looks like he should be out year round to keep those garden gnomes in line. Nice!
Ha! I just voted for this, like, 687 times!
Oh, wait... that was the report button... oops.:eek::D:googly:

I really like how it turned out, has good character, too. Great job, RB!
that looks great Roxy,, and all for under 3 bucks!!! a definite improvement over store bought!!
Daaaaang! I'm glad you're show~n~tell because that is awesome!
Y'all are sweethearts:) I'm glad you like him, and I'm pleased with how he turned out.
Totally awesome. I'd love to see a whole flock (gang, coven, murder?) of these!
I like him...great paint job!
Looks great, may have to try a version of this. It really is hard to find good store bought crows.
Oh my goodness, that is just adorable!
Looks incredible, maybe there has to be a category for most frugal too. What an amazing product at such a low cost!
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