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Topic: How do Mommy and Daddy bunnies make baby bunnies?
Message: Posted by: MattyMediocrity (Nov 18, 2021 03:47PM)
Hi!

Does anyone know how to shape sponge animals?

I've just finished up an effect I'm super excited about it, but the ending is a bit lackluster.

If someone could point me in the direction of figuring out how to cut my own sponge shapes, it would be much appreciated!

I don't use sponges at all, so I don't know a thing about what kind I need to buy or what tool people use to "carve" them.

I need the sponge to be yellow... I don't know if that's a relevant factor but I'll include that info just in case.

Thanks, all!
Message: Posted by: MattyMediocrity (Nov 19, 2021 06:20AM)
Whelp. This wasn't exactly rocket science.

I'll put the solution I found here just in case anyone was curious.

After hearing Adam Wilbur on his Craig Petty interview talk about needing someone to professionally saw his sponge "nuggets", I thought this might be a pain... but it's surprisingly easy.


I got a big car wash sponge from the Dollar Tree and a hobby razor shapes it almost as easy as clay.

If anyone has a need or desire for their own customized sponge shapes... I can tell you that it's many times easier than you may have thought and it's actually kind of fun.
Message: Posted by: Fedora (Nov 19, 2021 09:12AM)
What's a hobby razor?
Message: Posted by: MattyMediocrity (Nov 19, 2021 05:45PM)
[quote]On Nov 19, 2021, Fedora wrote:
What's a hobby razor? [/quote]

They're like exacto blades but smaller and they have a tang that slides into an aluminium rod housing.

My VPN doesn't let me access Amazon so I'm posting this link blind, but I'm 99% sure it will show what I'm talking about. https://www.amazon.com/hobby-razor/s?k=hobby+razor
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Nov 19, 2021 05:54PM)
There was a guy years ago who started his routine with two blocks of sponge foam, cut the adults rabbit as he talked and then did the rest of the routine.
I cut my with scissors. It takes a little time to get the knack but then it is pretty easy. I have a set I made over 45 years ago. I just made a new set for my granddaughter for Christmas last year. No way I was letting her to do it with the die cut rabbits.
Message: Posted by: Fedora (Nov 19, 2021 07:22PM)
Thanks for the link matty, looks kinda like a Scalpel
with interchangeable blades.
Message: Posted by: Fedora (Nov 22, 2021 11:49AM)
Quick tip, dollar tree sells a craft knife with 6 different size razor blades,
i find it cuts sponge quite well.
Message: Posted by: MattyMediocrity (Nov 22, 2021 11:57AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2021, Fedora wrote:
Quick tip, dollar tree sells a craft knife with 6 different size razor blades,
i find it cuts sponge quite well. [/quote]

Thanks!

Yeah, awhile back I impulse bought a couple of those I've never opened.

I don't like the tiny blade shapes, but it's nice to know they'll do the job when I eventually get to them 😂