Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Eat Our Dust: A Very Pink and Frilly Teapot Racer
This is my newest teapot racing creation, made from a remote control car's chassis that Blaze and I found at the Goodwill Goodcents store for 97 cents. There was no "car" attached to it, but that was fine for our purposes. It was still a risk to purchase it, though, because it also didn't have a remote control. Lucky for us, Blaze found the perfect remote buried in his toy box at home.
It was originally black, but I spray painted it gold to match the trim on the Mrs. Potts and Chip Funko Pop toys that I had decided to use for this racer.
There is, also, no cover for the batteries, but a little packing tape seems to do the trick.
The "table top" is a piece of foam board left over from the last teapot racer I made and the "table cloth" is an old doily that I dyed pink using a half package of very old cherry Kool-Aid powder.
I wanted to make something that was completely different from any of the other racers I had built and I think I accomplished that.
There was an open slot behind the "table" that bothered me, but Blaze came up with the wonderful idea of seeing if teabags could be carried in that space. They fit perfectly! He says that the teabags should be given out to each person who's toes get run over by the racer.
I have heard of teapot racing competitors writing poetry or songs to give the judges, but I had never felt inspired, until now. Having a Beauty and the Beast theme, I felt that this racer needed its own version of "Be Our Guest".