My next prop for Seussical Jr. is a little patch of Seussian grass. Horton is supposed to sit in the grass and look for the speck of dust that holds the tiny town of Whoville. I thought a circle of grass would be good. He can sit in the middle and ponder the flowers.
I had my husband cut a few 2x4s into 5 of these shapes.
Then I drilled some holes the ends and attached them together with hinges. I also put wheels on the bottom of each piece. I only bought 5 wheels (because I was cheeping out) but it's too wobbly. I need at least 5 more - really I could use 10 more, but the wheels are about 2.50 each and I don't want to spend 25.00 on wheels.
Each side of each 2x4 you see above gets a piece of cardboard "grass" attached. I cut a low piece for the front side of each board, and a tall side for the back of each board. I may label them, too, so the stage crew is sure to face the correct side to the audience. I'm going to attach them to the boards after I bring the whole thing to school since I can picture it really flapping around in the bed of the pickup truck. I'll post another shot when it's all attached and I've added the flowers.
Goodnight, everyone - till next time!