Introduction: 2D With a Little Extra Dimension Boo

About: A Mechanical Engineer in the Midwest who has discovered the joy of building things with his own two hands. Currently finding that sacred ground between function and form.

I got the idea to build this from another instructable ( ) I've just recently been building things since I've been cleaning the garage and found tools and a mass of wood that I did not know I had.  This is my first instructable and at this point I'm only hoping to get better at this stuff.

Step 1: Materials

Materials for this instructable are as follows:

Picture of boo
A saw to cut curved lines (scroll saw)
assorted colors of paint
Sheet of wood
straightedge for the grid (a level)
A drill + drillbits
Any means of sanding down rough edges (a rasp)

Step 2: Gridding

Start by finding the image online, just by searching boo shield yield ample results.  Get the image split it into equal sized parts to make a grid.  Once this is completed on the picture, repeat the process on whatever wood you decide to use.  I used 3/4 inch plywood. Determine how large of a boo you would like, I made each square of the grid 3x3 since it was the max. size I could on the piece of plywood I was using.  Once you complete the grid on the wood begin drawing boo onto the wood.

Step 3: Cutting and Sanding

Cut boo as if the arms and tongue did not extend past his circular body.  Once you cut it out you are bound to have a few rough edges, or at least I did.  Your drawings in the wood for the limbs will be used to add them on later with a different piece of wood, just think of it as a template. 

Step 4: Painting

Watch out for pencil marks, my red spray paint wasn't dark enough and I had to sand it off and repaint it.  Plywood easily shows when it needs an extra coat, especially white paint.  I used red and black spray paint for there parts respectively. Made sure they were covered well enough and did not show pencil marks.

Step 5: Connecting Everything and Finishing Touches.

Now comes the nailing I used 1and 1/2 inch finishing nails to connect the pieces together.  Added a little paint over them, and touched up other areas.  Good Luck on the eyebrows.

Let me know what you think of this and what I can do to improve this.

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