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.

This funky instructable describes a sort of modern no waiting papier mache.
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Step 1: Roll Up a Plastic Carrier Bag

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).
Mmmmmmmm ... trophies. Aaaawwwhhhh.
That's so awesome!!
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!<br />
...cookies actually<br>
If the dark side is run by homer, it should be with doughnuts. Either way, there's yummy stuff.
mmmm.... forbidden Vader
dun dun dun, dun dun dun...
Nah, I side with evil homer.
Sorry, repliin' to evil homer, not you..... so, do you like good or bad homer, I am Evil Homer?
I saw this one for about a year ago on another site called www.dadcando.com<br /> and it&acute;s really awesome.<br />
&nbsp;Thanks for the recommendation. dadcando is my site actually.
http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=Doughnut&amp;catagory=Craft<br />
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
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!
So going to make it. SWEET!
I love you! XD
LOL LOLLY STICK I feel like a failure for saying that.
this is great! I especially like the recycled base.
it looks really realistic...
that doughnut looks delicious
How long did it take you to do this?
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
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?
he tries his best :-)
To all Simpson lovers: Join my group, The Simpsons! It's an awesome group dedicated to the show!
This is brilliant!, your insructables are brilliant!! what program do you use to create the cartoon type glue gun and other images in??
Thanks, I enjoy making them (instructables that is). I actually use Macrodedia Freehand, but you couldalso use Adobe Illustrator or any vector (line) drawing programme. Mostly I take quick digital photos and then draw round them in Freehand, it's very easy really. The photos don't have to be perfectly lit or have nice backgrounds as long as they are bright enough to see the detail and they are in focus, you're away.
cool thanks ! ,i think im going to try that with one of my instructables
This is so Cool!! You could Replicate Doughnuts fro Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Doughnuts XD!
Glad you like it, and yup, that would look cool too. If you do that then please do post a pic, or private message me and I'll give you my email address so you can send them to me and I can put them up on line at dadcando.com under the project there.
Will do! XD!
Ha! Thats great looks almost as good as to eat! Love it
So brilliant. Your projects are so good, it makes me wonder if you work in the film industry making movie props..?
Thanks for your nice comments, it's great to get such nice feedback. No I don't work in the film industry, but I would have loved to. I used to work in advertising though as a Creative Director and have been a Materials Engineer, but now I run my own website called <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dadcando.com">dadcando</a> and showing people how to do stuff like this with their kids, or for their kids, or showing kids how to make things is my goal. I try to make everything as interesting and original as possible. <br/>
great pics

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