I promised a Death Ray, and I do try to deliver, so without further ado, here's a post from my oldest son, Sam, who is heavily into theater and film, about helping his sister with her first play:
Hey ho, this is the son of this blogger, Sam. My sister and the drama department at her school are doing a stage performance of "Doctor Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog" and they needed help. What they needed were some props for the show and the props were the guns used in the movie. My friend Chris and I were up to making the guns, this post is on one of them: The Death Ray. We took several different parts from random things that were lying around:
-the stock of a toy shot gun
-the handle of an pellet gun
-several rigid tubes
-a large cardboard mailing tube
-the barrel of that same shot gun
After twenty or so minutes I spray painted it gun metal gray.
For the final touches, I Sharpied "Stun Ray" and then put "Death" on tape and put it over "Stun". If you see the movie they actually do that for one scene. So there you have it. A Death Ray fit for a play.
Totally Cool Receipt:
Junk, trash, and broken toys: FREE
Leftover spray paint and tape: FREE
Getting along with your siblings this well: Priceless
Taking over the world: We'll let you know