I discovered this fact last month while searching for a giraffe costume for my husband. He ever so kindly volunteered to dress as Joe for the JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS! book launch party. But the only costume I could find was this little number. Sadly, we quickly realized that a 230-pound, 6' 3" man wearing yellow facepaint and an incomplete giraffe costume would terrify small children.
On to Plan B: a carnival cut-out. You know, one of these things:
Luckily, the Superstar Artists of Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida came to the rescue. (It helps to have friends in sunny places.) Just LOOK at what they did!
|Our Superstar Artists carefully planning, measuring, and sketching.|
|Adding color to Joe & Sparky's Superflash 5000.|
|The finishing touches to Joe's fruit hat.|
|A few of the talented artists with their teacher, Susan Anderson.|
|Voila! The masterpiece is done. Ready to be rolled up and shipped from Florida to Rhode Island. (Then I'd have to rubber cement the art to cardboard and carefully cut out those cute heads. Yikes!)|
|THANK YOU, SUPERSTAR ARTISTS OF TARAVELLA HIGH SCHOOL!|
(Rebecca, Joel, Domingo, Dylan, and Ali)
|Party time! Click play to see the finished cut-out & funny friends at the JOE AND SPARKY, SUPERSTARS! book launch party:|
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