So I recently led a couple of craft panels at Polar Chill 2, the follow-up to last year’s highly successful Polar Chill relaxacon. One was a make your own craft panel, where I gave people a bunch of craft supplies and told them to come up with something–we ended up making the bow ties, sonic screwdrivers, and perception filter keys from Reversed Polarity, though one girl made a very creative Elsa from Frozen–her hair was braided pipe cleaners, her head was a styrofoam ball, and her body was popsicle sticks. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of that.
Seb made an amazing bow tie out of pipe cleaners, beads and felt.
After that came another paper bag puppet panel. Unlike Reversed Polarity where we were focused on Doctor Who, in honour of the 50th anniversary, we all made whatever character we felt like, and there was some amazing creativity.
Sarah and Liam made Garak from Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and the Hulk from the Marvel universe.
One girl made a Dalek.
And me? I made the Paper Bag Avengers. May I introduce PaperEye, Paper Widow, Agent Paper, Thaper, Papulk, Paper Man, and Captain Paper.
Sarah (who made Hulk) also ran a really popular magnet-making panel, that I will definitely have to keep in mind for future cons. We cut up old magazines and program books from former conventions to make the magnets, but we also drew our own. Seb made this one:
It was inspired by Dalek-Girl above who asked him why he was French. According to an 8 year old, “because my parents are from Quebec” is not a good enough reason for him to be French. Ah, the unending “Why?”s of the young…