FSM prop
April 26, 2011 8:29 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to make a giant prop Flying Spaghetti Monster for my school's atheist student group, to present during the fall organization fair. How do I go about this?

I'm looking to make a lightweight, large FSM prop to have over our university group's table come fall. What materials should we use? Any building suggestions?
posted by LSK to Education (7 answers total)
Like this? I have no idea, but the Seattle Atheists put that thing together, try getting in touch with them.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 8:32 PM on April 26, 2011

Papier-mache: newspaper strips + watery glue over a frame made of balloon (for meatballs) and wire (for noodles) or other materials.

You might see if you can find a sculpture student or someone who works with the theater department for help on building big props.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:51 PM on April 26, 2011

This FSM Halloween Costume (scroll down) uses "foam tubing" for the noodles.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:03 PM on April 26, 2011

If you want to get huge, pool noodles may be your best bet for the appendages. If you want smaller, latex rubber lab tubing could work. In general, google around for rubber/latex/foam tubing. There's lots of industries that use the stuff.
posted by Wossname at 9:39 PM on April 26, 2011

What would be really cool is incorporating a few cans of silly string with some kind of remote control (perhaps based on bicycle brake cables?) so that your FSM could zap random passers-by with its noodly appendages.
posted by flabdablet at 12:31 AM on April 27, 2011

Don't know what the meatballs are here, but the noodles are vacuum cleaner hoses, and the eyes are about whiffle-ball sized.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:41 AM on April 27, 2011

Home Depot will have miles of whatever sized tubing you want in the plumbing and/or landscaping department.

I'd start with one of the photos posted above (or here), then wander the aisles of Home Depot and craft stores waiting for inspiration to strike.
posted by coolguymichael at 12:26 PM on April 27, 2011

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