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Make a Homer's D'oh nut trophy
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It's made from two plastic carrier bags in under an hour, but it looks good enough to eat
plastic carrier bag Homer's D'oh Nut

Was it worth the wait? Only you can decide, but finally, the long awaited Simpson’s Movie arrived to a great fanfare and a loyal audience. OK, so the film was only in 2D, but you can make Homer Simpson’s Doughnut in real 3D! All the instructions you need to make it are right here on dadcando. Using only two lightweight carrier bags plastic grocery bags), some sticky tape and a bit of glue gun glue, prepare to step into the world of modern, no-wait papier mâché.
. . . This is papier mâché with a difference. Instead of bits of paper you are going to use old carrier bags to give your model bulk and form. Instead of wet glue , you are going to use masking tape, so you won’t have to wait for ages for it to dry. The effect is amazing and if you follow these simple instructions, the doughnut will look good enough to eat.
. . . Award your trophy to someone special who’s a Springfield fan, give it as a birthday present. Of course, you don’t have to make a trophy out of the doughnut. You could finish it and put it as a work of art in a box frame and hang it on the wall. Or you could make three with different brightly coloured icings, and arrange them in a row as an ironic homage to Andy Warhol, and the closest your going to get to making a pop tart into pop art!
. . . Remember to be careful when using lots of glue gun glue. Hot melt is very hot and can give you a nasty burn. If you get it on your skin rub it off as quickly as possible and run cold water over the affected area for a minute or two. Put the glue gun away and out of reach of small children when you are finished with it.

This is really a very easy model to make, and it will show you how you can use glue gun glue (hot melt) to do a form of rudimentary modelling. Instructions are available in both US Letter format and A4 format, just click on the page image to download the instructions you want to use.


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artzy1's Make a Homer's D'oh nut trophy
Posted by artzy1 - This is my d'oh nut example. I teach at a summer camp and I could kick myself for not getting a picture of the entire tray my class created. The everything bagel was my favorite!Spacer
vbell06's Make a Homer's D'oh nut trophy
Posted by vbell06 - This is my Homer's Doh'nutSpacer
Demodemo's Make a Homer's D'oh nut trophy
Posted by Demodemo - My dad helped me with my D'oh-Nut. We painted the icing pink and then use clear spray paint to make it shiny and stick the sugar strands on, which my mum bought those specially.Spacer
esol13's Make a Homer's D'oh nut trophy
Posted by esol13 - This is us with our d'ohnuts that we made! We decided not to make the trophy because they looked good enough to eat!Spacer
tyep's Make a Homer's D'oh nut trophy
Posted by tyep - Had a little trouble with dissolving sprinkles, but the white glue trick worked.Spacer
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