Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Devil's Snare

It was Evie's idea to do a trap door and Devil's Snare (a monsterish clinging vine) into the basement. Originally she wanted to make a real trap door that the kids had to open, go through and then pass through the Devil's Snare. I would have loved to have been able to pull that off but with 16 kids going down this narrow stairway it would have torn anyway. The effect was still there, especially given how crowded it was and the dim lighting. We made it with brown packing paper that comes in my youngest daughter's medical supply boxes. The kids twisted it up and then I taped it to the walls and together with clear packing tape. I looped a strand of silk ivy through to give it some leaves. Perhaps I should have left that touch off as it tended to make it look more like the Whomping Willow.


  1. i think the ivy looks good personally i think that if you left off the ivy it would look more like the whomping willow