Originally Posted by julianito
Awesome, eepster....A horseshoe crab! How did you do that?
Just felt, the springy metal wire from a pop up hamper, and a hoodie sweat suit.
|The only part I don't get is how to get the box at the waist to stay up.
If you will be adding details/shaping with paint and cardboard cut out or maybe papier mache, then I would go with suspenders. If you will be covering the box with felt or fabric, then a waist band (elastic or draw string) and maybe a belt. It all depends what medium you're most comfortable with.
The cross bar at the shoulders also should help it stay up, the biggest worry will be making it not droop in the front for him to trip on. If you were up to making the wheels functional, that might help.
If you can get your hands on multiple boxes of the right size, then you could experiment a bit with making it fit. Costco is a great place to find boxes, at least ours is, they have a big huige bin full of them after the registers.