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Golden Rubber Chicken Medal/Plaque!
March 31, 2011 11:27 AM   Subscribe

GagPrizeFilter: If I wanted to either a) have a shiny gold (spraypainted?) rubber chicken mounted to a plaque or b) have a gold rubber chicken converted into something that could be worn like a medal, how would I go about doing this / obtaining one? This needs to be done in 1 week (for next Friday.)

Suggestions requested for suppliers, supplies, approaches, things not to do, etc.
posted by lalochezia to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
 
Bronzing.

Call local trophy and award shops, and find one that can do bronzing (of baby shoes, and so on) without sending it away for six weeks.
posted by rokusan at 11:37 AM on March 31, 2011


get a rubber chicken (dog toy? or dollar store? gag store?)
get gold spray paint
go in the backyard or alley or somewhere outdoors and spraypaint the rubber chicken

A: go to a dollar store or thrift store and buy a plaque. Pry whatever is on it off of it. Screw the gold rubber chicken to the plaque base.

B: go to a stationary store and buy a lanyard. Attach the gold rubber chicken to the lanyard clip
posted by aunt_winnifred at 11:53 AM on March 31, 2011


Craft/hobby stores have the wooden plaques. I think you can find rubber chickens at costume stores and places like Party City, but you might want to call first. Do you have a drill? If so, the bronze paint and the drill to screw it on the plaque should work. The craft stores will also have a bunch of other stuff you can dress it up with. Check the scrapbooking aisle, seriously, there's all kinds of stuff there for every occasion.
posted by raisingsand at 11:59 AM on March 31, 2011


Archie McPhee sells rubber chickens, but getting one from them in a week is probably unrealistic. Unless you're in Seattle, or know someone who is.

(As I'm posting this, their web site is just a place holder, but usually it's an online catalog.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:08 PM on March 31, 2011


There are keychain-sized rubber chickens that you could then paint with gold spray paint or even gold nail polish, gold model paint, etc. and then attach to a lanyard or just a long ribbon. I have seen these at large stationery stores, in "party" stores and in novelty stores in malls if you don't want to wait for shipping--call around and I'm sure you'll find a place that has them nearby.
posted by agatha_magatha at 2:40 PM on March 31, 2011


Thanks everyone: ordered some 8" rubber chickens from amazon, gold spraypaint, and decided to splurge on a custom 8"x10" plaque for the guy. I'll let you know how it turned out....
posted by lalochezia at 3:19 PM on March 31, 2011


I googled Gold charm rubber chicken, and found this(scroll down) and this in silver, not gold. Gonna have to get one now.
posted by theora55 at 3:41 PM on March 31, 2011


Love it. If you need a glue suggestion, I recommend E6000 - it's less than $10 from Michaels or any craft store, and it will glue anything. (But it doesn't foam over or stain your fingers like Gorilla Glue)
posted by radioamy at 4:39 PM on March 31, 2011


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