Homer Simpson's 3D Doughnut Trophy

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Mmmmm doughnuts. now the Simpson's Movie is out surely you want to make something to remind you of Springfield. This instructable shows you how you can make a really cool doughnut, just like the one on the big screen in the Simpson's MOVIE logo, using just two lightweight plastic carrier bags, some masking tape and (it goes without saying) your trusty glue gun. Frame it in a box frame or follow these instructions to turn it into a Trophy using a coffee stirrer and a disposable food tray.

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Step 1: Roll up a plastic carrier bag

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One great way to recycle is to reuse. What better way to reuse than to use your junk in craft projects. To make this doughnut you need two lightweight plastic carrier bags. I used two bags of different colours so that I could see the layers later when I cut the bite out of the doughnut. (you'll see later on) but you don't have to use different colours, but the plastic has to be very thin, almost like tissue.

Take the carrier bag and roll it up loosely so it's long and thin (you don't need to stretch it).

Step 2: Make a basic doughnut shape

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make a doughnut shape with the bag and wrap the doughnut shape with a little masking tape to hold it in place.

Step 3: Cover the basic shape with tape

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Cover the whole doughnut shape with masking tape. Only go one layer thick. When you have covered the doughtnut completely with tape, you will have a very thin looking doughnut. Don't worry, you are going to bulk it up with the next carrier bag in the next step.

Step 4: Bulk out the doughnut shape

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Get the second carrier bag and tear it in half longways. now tread it through the doughnut and wrap it round and round making it smooth and even and bulking it out till you have a thick doughnut shape that looks right.
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repguy20201 year ago
Mmmmmmmm ... trophies. Aaaawwwhhhh.
That's so awesome!!
LegoGuru173 years ago
You should pull off of this, make a miniature Springfield. I made a 1:20 size Simpsons home, but signed up for instructables after I made it:(
KaptinScarlet, you are supreme too me!(I bow down, he gives me a "D'ohnut". :P)
Do you like good or evil homer?
I like good homer, evil homer is just too smart to be a Simpson... So yah I like good homer better
Of course Evil homer, duuuuhhhh...... Do u side with Good Homer?????!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are, then we're enemies......... *Star Wars music* Dun, dun, dun.........................
The dark side has doughnuts!
...cookies actually
If the dark side is run by homer, it should be with doughnuts. Either way, there's yummy stuff.
KaptinScarlet (author)  MrWhite3255 years ago
mmmm.... forbidden Vader
dun dun dun, dun dun dun...
Nah, I side with evil homer.
KaptinScarlet (author)  I am Evil Homer!6 years ago
Sorry, repliin' to evil homer, not you..... so, do you like good or bad homer, I am Evil Homer?
Jajja5 years ago
I saw this one for about a year ago on another site called
and it´s really awesome.
KaptinScarlet (author)  Jajja5 years ago
 Thanks for the recommendation. dadcando is my site actually.
Jajja Jajja5 years ago
Buzzsushi5 years ago
Dude. this is awesome, especially because you dont need any fancy materials!
That looks so real! Awesome job!
mmmm, carrier bag and masking tap donut... ggggrrrrrr
king_zilla5 years ago
Truly a great one of a kind, outstanding, and very resourceful 'ible. on a scale of one to five, a ten. keep up them coming!
KaptinScarlet (author)  king_zilla5 years ago
iman745 years ago
So going to make it. SWEET!
Verno5 years ago
I love you! XD
Derin5 years ago
LOL LOLLY STICK I feel like a failure for saying that.
this is great! I especially like the recycled base.
it looks really realistic...
ReCreate6 years ago
that doughnut looks delicious
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KaptinScarlet (author)  iamlegend468746 years ago
thank you, great to know that I inspired you... if you like this have a look at my website, dadcando, you'll find about 200 or 300 projects just like this which I'm sure you will like, all with clear downloadable instructions.
9995926 years ago
How long did it take you to do this?
KaptinScarlet (author)  9995926 years ago
the D'oh nut about 90mins to 2 hours, the stand about 45mins and that included working it out, so not long really
Wow thats pretty impressive
KaptinScarlet (author)  9995926 years ago
well, thx, but it's not really that impressive, I bet you could improve on it. it's not really that hard as a project, because the donut is only grocery bags wrapped in masking tape and covered in glue gun glue and quickly sprayed...
Dad really can do a lot, can't he?
KaptinScarlet (author)  raj.dabholkar6 years ago
he tries his best :-)
Camisado6 years ago
To all Simpson lovers: Join my group, The Simpsons! It's an awesome group dedicated to the show!
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