Yes, this is another easy project. I saw these Penguins at Lowes and since they were holding a song book and their heads rock back and forth (for movement) I had to have them because they were perfect for my display. They came in a set of two and I bought two (four penguins total) because I was looking for a nice chorus. A small one and a large one in each set and I think they cost about $70 each. They already had lights in them so all I did was cut a circular disk out of plywood that I got out of a trash dumpster where they were building a new house here in the neighborhood. Note: You can find lots of good scraps of wood if you just drive through a new neighborhood and rummage through their trash piles of wood. I painted the disks red with $1 cans of paint from Wal-Mart. Since I had four of them I took a 10' piece of 4" Schedule 40 PVC and cut it into four pieces (2 1/2 feet each). I bought four 4" flanges and screwed them into the bottom of the plywood. I striped the 4" PVC with red duct tape and red electrical tape. I also glued a 1/2" Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 18" long, inside the 4" PVC so that I could jam a 3/8" piece of rebar in the ground and slide Mr. Penguin over the top. The poles worked really well because I was out of space in my yard for new decorations and I stuck these in the ditch. Since the poles lifted them 2 1/2 feet they were back to a perfect height. I told you it was easy. And they looked good when I programmed them to sing!!!
You can read more about how to stripe the 4" PVC and about
gluing in the 1/2" PVC by checking out the North Poles.
OK, now check out the pics!
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