The Eldest decided that he wanted to be a Lego Minifig for Halloween. If you are not familiar with the term Minifig, it's short for mini-figure. Basically, it's a Lego Person. I did a lot of online research and decided to emulate these guys and their costumes.
The first problem that I ran into is that the 3 inch thick styrofoam sheets are not to be had in my area. But, I did find some 3/4" thick ones that I gorilla glued together and it worked like a charm.
The second problem was cutting the styrofoam. I didn't have anything near me that would cut this stuff neatly. Or did I?
Mother Necessity is a wonderful DIY deity and she showered me with her blessing in the form of a, wait for it,
- A bread knife. Yes, I said a bread knife. I wasn't that worried about dulling the blade (and styrofoam will definitely dull the heck out of a blade) because I haven't used it for it's intended purpose in years anyway. That wonderful tool went through that styrofoam like buttah and with a minimum of mess!
The circle isn't perfect, but that's my fault, not the knife's. I'm not worried a bit about it since it doesn't have to be perfect anyway. We'll be covering it with posterboard and joint compound and then spray painting it a Lego yellow. So it really does not have to be perfect at this stage.
Who really needs proper power tools anyway? Kitchen tools rule!