Picture of Chimney Sweeper Prop (Like in Mary Poppins)
UURGH It's done it again, where when I go into edit something it deletes the text on the intro page... oh well nevermind

Here is a short sweet and simple I'ble to showe you how I made my own Prop Chimney sweep brush for this years Gang show

If you like it rate it, if you make it show me :)

~* I'm entering this into the Epilog Challenge as I would LOVE a laser cutter, it would make, making props ALOT easier*~

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
Okay, so not much this time:
  • Two cardboard circles
  • Cardboard rectangle
  • Scissors/ Knife
  • Pen
  • Art straws or BBQ sticks
  • Glue gun
  • Paint
  • Broom handle
sarsfieldk made it!7 days ago

This year at the Edmonton International Fringe Theater Festival we did Mary Poppins. The theme was SupercaliFRINGEilistic! On different days we have a costume theme.

Sweeper.jpgKeith as Chimney Sweeper 2.jpgKeith as Chimney Sweeper.jpg
tammystryin2 years ago
Thank you again for getting back to be so quickly.
I plan on using their straight canes (already black) and just attach the top piece (straw piece) to the end using electrical tape or hockey tape (since we live in Northern Canada). Actually I'll use the same method as I would when taping a hockey stick. That way the canes can be reused again at a later date.
I'll look for a black matt spray paint and do it outside. It ought to look good on the white snow.
20 to make over the Easter Weekend. Should be fun.
Thank you again and Happy Easter.
Biggsy (author)  tammystryin2 years ago
Good luck! Let me see a picture when you're done :D
tammystryin2 years ago
Thank you for posting this! I have been asked to make Chimney Sweep Brooms for our dance recital properly titled “Mary Poppins”. The prop you crafted is perfect for the request. The fact that they are made of plastic straws makes it perfect for the girls. Because they are dancing very close to each other, they won’t hurt each other if they come into contact with the plastic straws.
May I trouble you and ask what did you use to paint them with – as in what kind of paint? (e.g., spray, brushed on, etc.).
Thank you again!
Biggsy (author)  tammystryin2 years ago
Hullo me again, looking back over the ible, i think i used spray paint on all of the peice... it's up to you really :)
Biggsy (author)  tammystryin2 years ago
hiya, they are paper craft straws not plastic... i would use brush on paint (waterbased kids paint works well) but i would use a matt black spray paint for the handle as as the girls dance their hands will become warm and perspirate... kids paint will become a liquid again so i would advise spray paint for the handle and kids black paint for the head