How to build your own man!

Birds Eye View How to guide: Props edition

Step one:
– Purchase some pieces of wood and measure out the lengths needed and cut the wood to size using various types of saw…

Wooden frame

Step two:

- Measure out the correct position that you want the wood to be held in.

Taking measurements

Step three:
– When you know where the sections need to be placed begin to nail the wood together.

Nailing together the sections of wood

Step four:
– Continue to nail the sections together until you have the basic structure for your man.


Step five:
– Wrap newspaper around the structure to give your man some bulk and muscles. Wrap a coat around the structure to make your man more realistic!

Finished product

Step six:
– Your man is now complete, so enjoy dancing (the waltz is highly recommended), strolling along the beach or having a quiet night in on the sofa. Here at Birds Eye View we prefer to dance with our makeshift men! Look out for this in the show.

Extra tip:
– Use lots of Power Tape…

Power Tape


Good Luck!

2 thoughts on “How to build your own man!

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    May 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Really love these, thank you for your hard work Sarah! They will be an unexpected ghostly moment in the show!

  2. Profile photo of Jessica Golby
    May 1, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    These are looking fantastic and are really bringing the scene to life in rehearsals. For me, they create a ghostly atmosphere. WELL DONE SARAH!!!

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