Monday, July 6, 2015

Fandom ducks

Some time ago, a patron made a donation of craft supplies to our library. Among those supplies were some customizable rubber ducks. We've always wanted to use them for something but there have always been problems. Either we didn't have the right supplies to decorate them or we were getting the wrong group of kids (too young, too many, etc) for this to be an appropriate activity at a program. When we decided to do a Comic-con themed event for our teen summer reading program this year I knew we had a chance to use the ducks at last. While I've never been to a comic-con, I've read about them and know that "comic-con exclusive products" are a part of the draw. It was the work of a few days to design and paint these ducks, each representing a common fandom. For the most part, we simply painted the ducks, adding and subtracting nothing. The single exception is Jabba the Hutt in the final photo. For Jabba, we cut off the beak and closed off the resulting cavity with a little bit of hot glue.
Fandoms: Firefly, Star Wars, Avengers

Fandoms: Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Doctor Who

Fandoms: Harry Potter, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Star Wars
All of the ducks were painted with acrylic paint and sealed with Mod Podge. NOTE: If you are experiencing high humidity (like we were when I painted these) Mod Podge is not likely to dry well. Your project will end up extremely sticky to the touch.

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