Introduction: Bobblehead Perry the Platypus
Bobblehead Perry the Platypus is an arts and crafts project made by Doctor Heinz Doofenshmirtz in Disney's Channels original animated series "Phineas and Ferb" (Chapter 85: "Just passing through")
Here's a step by step guide to make your own Perry the Bobblehead and have it spoil your evil plans.
Step 1: What's Needed
To make yor Bobblehead Perry the Platypus you will need:
-Wood (70mm x 20mm) for the body. A length of about 105mm.
-Scrap wood for the limbs and the head with a depth of 8mm. A square of 200mmx200mm will be more than enough.
-A small red button.
-A medium white button.
-Two black pipe cleaners.
-A couple of nails.
-4 thumbtacks (drawing pins)
-A spring of 35mm.
-Coping saw. It'd great to use Craftsman 6 in. Coping Saw or, even better, Craftsman C3 Jig Saw with Laser Trac.
Step 2: Making the Parts
-The body is easy to make: Just cut a piece of 105mm long from the 70mm x 20mm wood.
-Draw the limbs and the head on your 8mm wood. The measures are, approximately, the followings:
Height: 45mm (85mm with hat)
Width: 65mm (105mm including the beak)
They are just ovals of about 30mm x 20mm
You can look at the pictures to get an idea of the exact shape of each part.
After drawing the pieces, cut them with the saw.
Step 3: It's Color Time!
Now is the right moment to paint each part. Don't paint them after you've assembled everything because that would only make the work harder.
Use a dark brown for the hat and a very light brown for the tail.
The legs and the beak should be between yellow and orange.
For the body, the head and the hands you will need to mix blue and green until you get that strange color Perry is.
Step 4: Assembling the Legs and the Tail
The first part I assembled was the tail. Just paste it on the center of the back of the body using contact or wood glue. Since it is a big surface it will paste perfectly.
After that, paste the legs under the body with glue and use a nail to reinforce each joint.
Step 5: Let's Give It a Hand... or Two
To make the arms cut two pieces of black pipe cleaner of 60mm each.
In order to attach each arm to the hand and the main body, make a small loop at each end of the pipe cleaner and join one of them to the hand and the other to the body using thumbtacks.
Step 6: Finishing the Head
The red and white buttons are going to be Perry's eyes. Paste them on the face using contact glue.
They are not supposed to be in the center but near the upper-left corner (that is, the corner over the beak).
Now join the head to the spring using a thumbtack. This might be a bit difficult, but it hold quite well. Now your Perry has neck!
Step 7: And Finally..
And finally, join the spring to the main body using another thumbtack.
You've finished your own Bobblehead Perry the Platypus!! Your evil plans will never be the same!
Watch the video of Doofenshmirtz's Bobblehead Perry the Platypus on youtube:
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