This topic has 3 replies, 4 voices, and was last updated 1 year ago by John Nicol.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #39638
     Caitlin Colcannon
      • Experience: 0-5 years
      • Scenic Status: Other

      I am working on creating some giant props for a Candyland themed event and one of the things I’ve been asked to create is a giant cinnamon roll. It will be outside so it needs to be semi-weather proof. It also should be fairly easy to transport and have some way to possibly keep it from blowing away. If anyone has any suggestions or tips and tricks for an easy, affordable way to accomplish this it’d be much appreciated!

      #40294
       Krystal Booth
        • Experience: 5-10 years
        • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

        Hi Caitlin,

        Some people have used spray foam over a cardboard form and then carved into the foam after it’s dry. I’m not sure if you will have it sitting on concrete or a dirt ground for anchoring, but if it’s a over dirt, you could use rebar or a dowel of some sort as a way to anchor the form.
        I hope you have already found your solution, but I felt compelled to write just in case this would help spark an idea in any way. Best of luck for your project!

        Krystal

        #40419
         Cobaltgosa
          • Experience: 20+ years
          • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

          Foam Rubber. You can get any thickness you want , our local Mattress place will custom cut. If you have to carve more, use an electric Carving knife, you can paint right on it. Don’t worry about putting a stiffening coat on it, it’s actually much more resilient if left flexible. Good luck!! Rachel

          #76380
           John Nicol
            • Experience: 0-5 years
            • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

            Hi! Just joined today, would love to know how this turned out! 🙂

          Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)

          You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

          CONTACT US

          ©2024 Guild of Scenic Artists

          Log in with your credentials

          or    

          Forgot your details?

          Create Account