My goddaughter is just turning two and her and her twin sister are just starting potty training. I decided to step up the game by making this game of thrones potty throne, a throne fit for a princess.
The material is quite simple to gather and i could make this in a single morning - not counting the paint dry out night.
Step 1: Material
The base of this throne is an Ikea LOCKIG (http://www.ikea.com/fr/fr/catalog/products/6019312... potty. It has both the avantages of having a long back and a removable seat (which is quite mandatory...)
The swords are made from a simple yoga/gym natte. The cheaper, the better. I found mine for less that 3 euros at the sport center (http://www.go-sport.com/sport/fitness-musculation/...
- gym natte
- black metal paint and primer
- sand paper (rough and fine grain)
- very sharp cutting knife (I use my japanese santoku)
- neoprene glue
Step 2: The Paint Job
First I had to sand off the potty. The paint would not stay on it otherwise.
I used primer on top of that and finally painted it black (listening to the stones).
I used paint bombs I found at the local shop for 6€ each.
Step 3: Mighty Swords
The swords are cut in a simple shape from a 10mm yoga mat.
I trimmed the edges with the knife trying to remain quite level all the way.
I used a blowtorch to lightly burn the edges of the sword. This gave them a rough look and id makes them more solid.
Step 4: Dragon Forging
If you dont have a dragon around, you'll have to find another way to stick all those blades together.
I used neoprene to glue them together and on the potty.
I used a bit of silver paint to add a shiny touch to the tip of the blades, but this is really not mandatory. (I sprayed the paint in the bottle cap and used a brush to lightly color the blades)
I didn't want to put blades all the way around because since this potty is for girls (yes...) I thought that blades all around would be a bit overkill. fell free to go crazy with them if you want :)