Frankenstein’s Lab Props Part 4

Part 4 in the Frankenstein’s Laboratory prop series, leading up to Halloween.  These next props were some quick easy props I put together for Frankenstein’s Lab.  One of them was inspired from pictures of the movie set.  The other one is just a map scientist prop made from excess parts.

Frankenstein's Lab Prop14

Completed lever

Large lever:

Materials:

  1. Styrofoam half ball
  2. Styrofoam ball
  3. Styrofoam rod
  4. Black paint
  5. White paint

I found all of these supplies at craft stores.

Steps:

  1. Paint the half ball and small ball black.  I did two coats.
  2. Paint one of the rods white (two coats as well).
  3. I traced the rod circumference onto the half ball and onto the small ball.
  4. I cut the rod circumference out through the half circle and I cut out the circumference into the small ball a couple of inches.
  5. I placed the rod into the small ball and the half ball

To create the mad scientist lab prop I used:

  1. Styrofoam cube
  2. Gauges
  3. Knobs
  4. Styrofoam balls (1 large and 2 small)
  5. Dowels
  6. Hot glue
  7. Poster Board
  8. Metallic silver paint
  9. Black paint
  10. Silver wire
  11. Kebab sticks
  12. Clock hands
  13. Glue
  14. Putty

This one I just kind of threw together with some excess pieces of the other props and some other pieces I bought and never used.

Frankenstein's Lab Prop13

Steps:

  1. Spray paint the Styrofoam balls, dowels, and kebab sticks metallic silver.
  2. Trace the Styrofoam block onto poster board and cut out.
  3. Paint the glue the poster board onto the Styrofoam cube.
  4. Paint the cube black (2 coats).
  5. Glue the one gauge onto the cube.
  6. Cut the wood dowels and hot glue into the knobs so that about 2″ of dowel sticks out.  (See the first post in this series for more).
  7. Stick the radio knobs into the Styrofoam of the Styrofoam block.
  8. Stick the silver painted dowel into the large silver Styrofoam ball and stick into the top of of the Styrofoam block.
  9. Wrap the silver wire around a cylindrical object t form the shape.  I used one of the Styrofoam rods from the above prop.
  10. Cut the silver wire in half.
  11. Stick the silver kebab stick into the small silver painted Styrofoam ball, place through half of the coiled silver wire, and stick the other end into the top of the Styrofoam block, at an angle.  Do this for both.
  12. Expand the coiled silver wire to the length between the ball and the block.
  13. I went online and looked for imaged of gauges and found one I liked and printed it out to the size I wanted.  Look for an image you like
  14. Glue the gauge image onto the Styrofoam block.
  15. Roll out some putty to form a frame around the gauge.
  16. Paint the putty black.
  17. Take a second hand from a clock hands kit and stick into the Styrofoam to be the gauge needle.
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