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!

  1. Lauren Martine Kirby
    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. 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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