Step By Step - Stirring Cauldron Witch - Life Size - Tutorial PART 2.
OK we already explained the spinning cauldron.
As in Step one found here: link below
Al list of items you need can be found here - link below.
Now its time for the witch.
Heres a movie of the witch below in action - link below
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Now the witch. Mine is life size - stands about 5'10". Cut accordingly. Using PVC elbows and 2 Tees make construct the legs and waist (actually a little but higher than the waist for stability) of the witch.
Use drywall screws to fasten the legs to the feet.
With another two corner PVC pieces two Tees make the shoulder, neck socket and the pivot arm socket. Notice that the PVC from the pivot arm socket is smaller, make sure you by the Tee that way. Dont screw anything yet. I used smaller diameter pipe for the pivot arm that I had to bend using a blow torch (and cold water to temper it afterwards). If I had to do it over again i would have made a more natural bend - like a 33 degree elbow bend. IT is important that the end of the pivot arm is just shy of the center of the cauldron (if you were to look down from above).
As you can see, you may want to do a more natural bend. But anyways, drill a hole near the "hand" of the pivot arm. Insert a screw eye or an eye bolt as shown.
Take your cheap bamboo broom (its hollow) and insert the hollow handle (covered by th broom bristles) over the 10" screw/rod in the tray. Drill a hole in the handle just below where the pivot arm screw eye touched the broom handle. I used a coat hanger to hang the broom on the pivot arm . This eliminates any weight on the tray.
To make the other arm (the working one that will be moving) use a screw eye in the opposite shoulder and cut two coat hanger lengths, hooking the ends together, on the shoulder, the elbow and insert the coat hanger into a hole in top of the broom handle (bend the end afterwards but not so it would catch on the handle).
OK Time to get the witch fat. Get out your pool noodles ( i like using the thinner ones or you could use pipe insulation I suppose or whatever else you want). Cut the pool noodles to length (make sure the joints dont bind), then cut down the middle of the noodle to slide around the coat hanger and shoulders. Using zip ties to fasten them. Add the neck and the monster gloves (i used coat hanger inside the cloves to shape around handle (you could use glue or staples I guess). And yes one of my kids took a monster glove so they're different until I find the other one. I cut and zip tied the monster gloves on as well.
I stuffed white grocery bags with other white grocery bags and mounted it (hot glued it to the neck). I put on the mask and zip tied noodles around the skeleton so it would hold the robes.
I layered the plastic roll of purple table runner (form the prarty Store) using hot glue to fasten the purple plastic ot he noodles - (kind of melts but it secured it)
Finish dressing her and your done.