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Friday, January 18, 2013

Thor's Mighty Odeon Hammer

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Thor's Hammer!  Don't you love Thor?
The Hammer, known as Mjolnir...here's a tutorial on how to make your own!
And just like the hero, Thor, you can summon lightning too!
(If you have a child's imagination)
 So, my kids make a gift for each other for Christmas.
I have to work my genius magic and have them make something with supplies we already have.
Therefore, it's essentially free...you might have what it takes to make one too!
This is what my 8 year old daughter made for her 10 year old brother.

Here's the supply list:
18" to 20" PVC pipe
Foam
gray fabric (pillowcase in our case)
Brown paint
Twill tape
Gold cord
Hot Glue/Gun


We began by rigging the PVC pipe so we could paint it.
Used a shoelace and tied it to the ceiling fan.
Used the fan to help dry the paint!
Genius!

Needs 2 coats for sure!

Then we took some gold cord and hot glued it inside the pvc...
Twist and glue occasionally around the tube for decoration

Wrap it off and hot glue the ends...
We diluted some rubber stamping ink with alcohol and dabbed
 it on twill tape to color it dark brown.  Markers work too.

Threaded the twill tape up inside the pvc pipe and tied the end off at the top.

Tie the ends at the top...leaving a loop at the bottom for holding and swinging!

Now for the head of the hammer.
We took 3 layers of foam and cut them about 5 by 7" or so.
Hot glued them all together.

Then we wrapped them like a present in gray material.
We used an old pillowcase.

Wrap and hot glue as you go!
Try to make it symmetrical!
Started by gluing the top and the 2 big sides on.

Wrap and glue the 2 smaller sides like a present...






Leave the underside, where the hammer stick is going to connect open.




Bore out a hole in the center of the center piece of foam for the handle

Fill the hole with hot glue and pound the pvc pipe into it!

Twist and push

Then trim and wrap up the fabric around the handle...glue in place.
Fold and tuck and glue
"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor."
The cool thing about this hammer, is it is sturdy and awesome...and I
don't have to tell anyone not to hit with it!  It's fun to pound kids with this hammer! 

Check it out in all its awesome movie quality replica glory! :)
Fun for the Avenger/Thor/Comic book hero in your life!





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1 comment:

Unknown said...

That was really cool making Thor's hammer using PVC Pipes

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