Crafty! :D

Hopefully I remember to put this in drafts until Friday afternoon-ish because I would hate for this to leak out. If I do forget and post it before Friday afternoon right before rugby, and you know Karen, don’t tell her. (That means you Scooby, Charlotte, Ivania, CMohr, Molly, Steph, Sarah, and Jess… I think that covers everyone haha)

Ok. So in rugby before super big games we have spirit sisters (by picking out of a hat or whatever) and finally in my last semester I got my good friend Karen. I have told her every semester that I want to be her spirit sister because she looooooves High School Musical (particularly Zac Efron) Five Below used to have a ton of stuff for High School Musical. This is Karen with an aardvark on her head, and Charlotte being crazy behind her. —>

Well, I finally got her as a spirit sister and I decided to make her a cardboard cutout Zac Efron. Life size… or close to it. Google must think I’m a creeper because I looked at Zac Efron photos for about 30 minutes trying to find the largest one possible and one with a high resolution (so when I blew it up it would look ok). Then I got even creepier on google and searched up Zac Efron’s height (people can’t agree whether he’s 5′ 9″ or 5’10” so I went with the latter. 60 inches tall, nice even number. I made the pic giant and printed it off. It was 20 sheets of paper though one of them had the tiniest sliver of hair on it… it was lame.

Anyway. I laid the sheets out to make sure I had every piece. And to see about how tall he was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I cut out the pieces from the paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then laid them out again. Charlotte decided to join him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this long process of cutting and pasting he grew a mustache (the little sliver of hair that used up a whole sheet of paper, super lame)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was him after the first night of work. He stood there all night creepily watching me on my computer and made my roomies jump when they all had to get up at an ungodly hour in the morning (~5am)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then had to cut the excess cardboard off (thank goodness for an x-acto knife). This created quite a mess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After vacuuming I decided to get a pic with Zac Efron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the final product.

 

It looks pretty good  but up close he’s a bit pixel-ly. He’s also top heavy and has a habit of falling over but Karen shall have to deal with that (sorry Karen :D). There was also a problem of him bending at the shins since that’s the skinniest part of the cardboard cutout. I glued a piece of excess cardboard at the bend to give him more support so he no longer looks like he’s broken both his shins. And I did fix that white line that’s on his right leg, I accidentally pasted the pieces too far apart.

This was fun to make, and although Karen probably knows I’m her spirit sister already (because she asked me outright and then was like “Never mind don’t tell me if it’s you.”) and and I didn’t respond. Thus: no response to question means I am her spirit sister. Still, she may know it’s me but she does not know what I made. 😀

(Oh geez, I’m going to have Zac Efron in my tag cloud)