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Witch Stirring a Hanging Cauldron

Cauldron - Page 2

The cauldron rim is made from the foam insulation used to cover water pipes. You can find it in the plumbing department of your home improvement store. It has a slit running lengthwise. Slip the foam over the edge of your drum to make sure you have enough length. Glue the ends together to form a ring.

After the glue on the ring has dried, slip the ring back over the rim of the drum. I used a glue made for plastics to attach the ring to the rim. Make sure the glue is safe for foam. Some glues will eat away foam products.

Next I created the "hardware" that adds to the detail of the prop. For the "metal" bands, I used a blue foam called Dow Sill Seal. It is normally used for insulation between a foundation and sill plate or around windows. It comes in a 5 1/2" x 50' roll for about $7. I doubled the foam back on itself and used 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive to attach it to to itself and the cauldron.

The other "hardware" was made from two large styrofoam rings purchased from a craft store. The bracket securing the rings was made from two pieces of extruded pink foam carved and sanded to fit the ring. The pieces were glued together and mounted to a small piece of wood with the ring hanging free in the bracket. Two small screws were driven thru the inside of cauldron into the wood to secure it in place.

The same "hardward" was attached to the other side of the cauldron.

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