They were having trouble locating a parrot-topped umbrella for Mary Poppins and asked if I could help them create one. My first idea was to sculpt something rudimentary out of foam clay. But then I had an even more brilliant idea, I asked my husband to carve the parrot head out of wood and I would then paint it. He agreed that a wood handle would be sturdier and stand up to the repeated use. So he carved it and created a way for it to fit onto the handle of the umbrella. And I painted it.
This was such a fun project to
work on. And my niece loves it.
She will keep it for her own special
keepsake from doing the show.
That is sweet.
Good luck, Grace!
Have a fabulous show!