Ha Ha! Yeah it’s corny, but it’s cute.
You will love how EASY this walk-around prop is to make.
Supplies needed to make your “iPod”
- Black sharpie marker
- 3 Ping pong balls
- 2 Paper clips or clothes pins
- 5” x 8” Green felt or fleece
- Fabric glue or craft glue
- Stapler or needle and thread
Instructions for making your iPod:
- Print out this pattern and fold it.
- Fold material in half, trace pattern onto it, and cut out the half-moon shape.
- Staple or sew the edges of the pod.
- Turn inside out.
- Draw eyes on the ping pong balls with the marker.
- Glue ping pong balls into the pod.Use the paper clips or clothes pins to hold the felt or fleece together while it dries.
We made these during a meeting of our local clown club, The Clown Arounds.
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It was so fun to think up patter to use these for parades or walk-around events! Here are some that we came up with:
“Do you want to me my new iPod Shuffle?” Pull out the prop, display it so a second so they can see what it is, and proceed to shuffle your feet in a silly dance.
Ask your audience what their favorite song is, and reply “Oh! I think I have that one on my iPod. Hold on, I’ll check.” Pull out the prop and pretend to use it like like a music player. “Why isn’t it working? Nothing’s playing!” Hold the pod to your ear, pause, and tell the crowd with a shrug “I guess they’re taking a break. They needed some shut-eye.”
For the baby-boom generation, you can tell them that it’s the Simon & Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence” when your iPod refuses to make a sound.
I would love to hear your ideas — please post them in the comment section below.
Not that handy?
Order it from the premiere foam prop maker Steve Long at Peachey Keene Props: http://www.peacheykeene.com
Read these other Mooseburger Newz blog posts for performance ideas:
- Ring-a-ding-ding walk-around bit
- Keep this Ticket – cheap give-away idea
- CLOWN: Plain Clothes Division
- Make striped extenders for sleeves or socks!
- Walk it out: Writing new material
- Ice Breakers
- Balloon Bag
- Classic Circus Pants Drop
- 2 Ways to use a foam red nose (other than wearing it)
- What to give away to promote your clown business or club
- I Love a Parade – A link to all our articles about paradability
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