Lucy and I took a trip to Michael's a few weeks ago. It seems like this is a regular activity for us. I am surprised that the staff doesn't know me by name yet. However, I do notice that when they do see me enter the store, they sigh, groan, and roll their eyes. This is more than likely due to the fact that the last time Michael's had a sale on the 1" foam brushes (14 for $1) I bought $20 worth. And it could be that Michael's has a very old old system of cash registers and they have to ring up each piece individually.
I mean, that could be it.
But on this particular trip to Michael's, Lucy and I found some little wooden coffins in their Halloween section for $1 each. At the time, I had no idea what to do with them, but I knew that we had to have them. We bought two. When my mom was in town, she bought Lucy a few of those foam house things that you can buy and put together. Lucy LOVES those foam activities. When I saw the coffins stacked on top of the house box, I was suddenly inspired.
And that is how the PVC pipe Dracula was invented. He is only about 4" tall. I painted him white and then used a sharpie to draw on his hair, face and blood drips. I used a piece of black paper for the top of his head. For his cape I used some felt that I had laying around and tied it with some red glittery string that CraftProjectIdeas.com sent me a few months ago.
Our little scene here needed headstones too, so I just cut some PVC pipe into about 1/4 inch pieces and then cut them in half and haphazardly painted them gray.
There is something about this guy that I just love. Lucy loves him too and after about 20 minutes of playing with this scene I had to put it away because Dexter started trying to demolish it.
The possibilities are endless for PVC pipe dolls. Maybe I'll make a few more for Lucy too.