Saturday, May 09, 2009

Getting into shape

So you all love the idea of belting out a good Tree song in front of a Calder do you? OTN is happy to present this DIY kit so you can do just that in the comfort of your living room. All you need is wire, card, scissors, a boom box and a good strong light.

Instructions (from Popular Science Monthly, 1954 )

1. Cut abstract shapes from cardboard or light-gauge sheet metal.

2. For the arms, bend the ends of soft 16-gauge wire into loops and attach the cut-out shapes.

Images: left, all you need. Right, Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump with finished product c.1963.