Dollarama is great. Love Dollarama. I want to be Dollarama when I grow up. The only problem with the stuff from Dollarama is it’s cheap junk that may or may not cause a rash when you look at it. But that’s the only problem with it. I love everything else about it.
Because of the whole “it’s cheap junk” thing, I usually take stuff from Dollarama and transform it into better cheap junk.
These fake arms for example. I have to admit that I was pretty impressed with the hands from the get go. Nice wrinkles and vein work that looked like they obviously belonged to an old perv. PERFECT!
The only thing I didn’t like about them is they were kindda stiff. Like an old perv.
I wanted to make the fingers of the hand bendable, because you can do much more with a bendable hand than one that just sits there not bending or doing anything more interesting than being wrinkled. I imagine most fake perv hands from Dollar Stores are the same so this little Halloween DIY should apply to those of you who don’t have the benefit in living in a country with a Dollarama. If you’d like to know whether your dollar store is comparable to Dollarama just check the aisles for people who are fabulously wealthy. If you see them, you are not in Dollarama. If there are people who look as though they may soil themselves, you’re getting closer.
What you need
2 rubber hands/arms
1 coil of heavy gauge wire
These hands are hollow. It doesn’t matter if yours are. Chances are if you got them from a dollar store yours will be too. You don’t need to undo the sleeve, I just did that so you could see the hollow hand.
To make the hand bendable all you have to do is run some heavy gauge wire through the hand to the tips of each finger.
If you want the whole arm to bend then start running your wire through the end of the arm. If you just need the actual hand to bend, then you can just run it from the wrist up to the fingers.
Each time you run a wire up to the end of a finger, bend the fingertip down. This will stop the wire from slipping out.
Then fold the wire over the underside of the arm.
Now look at that. You have just turned cheap crap into better cheap crap. You’re very special and you should tell people next to you on the bus about how special you are. They’ll like it. Trust me.
Now that your hands can actually grasp things the possibilities are endless.
Want more STUFF like this?
This set up in particular continues to startle me, days after doing it.
It’s giving the mini finger, which I just realized. I did that subconsciously. Or unconsciously. Or maybe I did it on purpose. Which reminds me of this post, definitely one of my favourites.
Coming up in Friday’s post a tour of my house in all of its Halloween splendour. Which may or may not include what I did with the rest of the old perv.
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