For many, many years I've been holding my foil wrapped pvc pipe with the flashlight / Christmas globe on top.
This year: wanted something thicker / more "carved-wood" - like.
Started with another pvc pipe ( so I can drop a mini-flashlight inside ).
Covered with duct tape - so the can of expanding foam would have
something to grab to.
Smoothed / rounded it off all around with the elec. triangle chipper tool.
Painted the whole thing with a base coat of black spray paint.
The spray paint ate crackly channels all over the staff
Painted down in the cracks with fluorescent red, and covered the
outer with white.
Put a blue LED flashlight in the top - and it shot a light beam up out of the staff.
Ran out of time before I could put a globe and "finger-limbs" on the top,
but this one will finish up pretty quickly for 2016.
My Monster-in-Box ran great all night: thanks to new motor from
Monster Guts !
Got two of my Nephews helping me now. They sat in the jail-cell right around the
blind-corner. Scared some of the TOT's ( and their parents ! ) pretty good.
Nephew Howling Demon Reagan, and Little Creeper Holden
Started adding more and more of the Fire&Ice swirling lights:
they really make the maze through the Castle - quite a trip !
One last one for now: one of the Wizard's tables in the Keep: