Preparing the truck... (carnival)

by Jendayee February. 01, 2008 4787 views

As I told you I was really preparing the carnival starting on sunday in the streets… This year we're using spared plastic bottle caps (Mabi938 showed our truck in town…) ! We got 7000 of them from a recycling place, and we will give them back when we finish carnival. Our costumes were made using them also. We are in town on sunday and thuesday with kids and their parents. Thet started without me, then I came to help, sew and fix some bottle caps on the truck. I could only do my outfit in the morning before going in the streets….

A friend of us who has a company carrying oil, gave us a truck so we went to his place, where the truck was parked, to prepare it for carnival…

They had made holes in thousands of plastic bottle caps and put them together on a plastic line (that are used for "scoubidous")

All was put in bag waiting for the day… and of course they were in complete mess when opening the bags…

So we had to separate them… not as difficult as it may seem…

you only have to look for the caps that holds everything then it's okay… it took a couple of minutes anyway…

Then we have to fix them on the lines or rods… all around the truck…

… and over it… many came to help so it went kind of quick…

… and add the name of the group…

left to right : Sonia, Danielle, her sister Evelyne and a friend. Danielle is the main person who has the idea and in charge of Ti Kréol. That's her who manages the play for kids around christmas in which I participate every year… she is a singer

We added some more all around, and it's ready and the day. There you can see young girls wearing the costume.

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Catseyes 9 years, 3 months ago

Great concept, beautiful effect. It must have been so exciting to see the project finished.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nayah 9 years, 3 months ago

Ce post me fait penser à une très belle chanson: "Joli, joli, joli! ....oooh! joli! " Du boulot mais le résultat est là!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jack 9 years, 3 months ago

this is SO different from mardi gras in new orleans.

and it is so much better.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pauline 9 years, 3 months ago

OOh cela a du etre un bon moment!! jaime bien la 2! ;)

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 9 years, 3 months ago

Happy moments!Bravo!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
M 9 years, 3 months ago

I miss this so very much

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Deedee 9 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful!!!!I saw you guys on internet Tv for the Sunday Carnival,Great and Faubulous!!!!!Ti Kreol,Bravo!!!Thanks for sharing with us Jen.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Unige 9 years, 3 months ago

This is a great idea! I like the colours, the pictures are good, congratulations! :)

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Breezer M. 9 years, 3 months ago

wow, i love seeing this process! great shots. the end product is really beautiful!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tiesha Elam 9 years, 3 months ago

Wow, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mintra 9 years, 3 months ago

Very nice set, full of beautiful colours

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Samiran Paul 9 years, 3 months ago

interesting set

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 9 years, 3 months ago

very interesting, thanks for sharing :))

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nadoune 9 years, 3 months ago

C,est très original,çà donnera des idées pour faire des magnifiques rideaux,mais vous avez travaillé sans relache,pour décorer ce char
J,aime bien l,idée.... ORIGINAL!!!!!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Miclaud 9 years, 3 months ago

Quel boulot, dans un esprit citoyen...
Un tème original, coûtant pratiquement rien. Je suis certaine que votre char fera de l'effet!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 9 years, 3 months ago

wow this is so interesting.... you are a good reporter

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 9 years, 3 months ago

Belle idée,pour le principe et pour le plaisir des yeux ! Quelle patience en effet ! Vive le Carnaval !

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Allison 9 years, 3 months ago

It came out beautiful. Thanks for showing us how it was all created. How interesting. I want to come to Carnival next year. It looks like so much fun.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jan 9 years, 3 months ago

So fun to see all the carnival postings, love it!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 9 years, 3 months ago

very good my friends. I love the details

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Michał Moskal 9 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful colours and great idea.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eric Pollet 9 years, 3 months ago

Un vrai reportage comme je les aime.Et écolo !

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jacquesr 9 years, 3 months ago

Ppfff... quel boulot !
Mais le résultat est au rendez-vous.
Super !

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
K 9 years, 3 months ago

Magnifique!! Quelle patience!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 3 months ago

Wow! That is so cool! What fun and a great way to reuse items like that. Who knew you could do that!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 3 months ago

Cela représente pas mal de travail et l'effet obtenu en vaut la peine. Belle série

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 9 years, 3 months ago

Yeah...let it roll baby....it's carnival time...

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 3 months ago

The truck looks terrific! And so do the kids..... I love the picture with the 3 hands working with the caps..... beautiful!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jacki 9 years, 3 months ago

Fun shots... I absolutely love the way the bottle caps looks!

I have a friend here who owns a place called the Scrap Box. She collects things from small manufacturing companies that they would otherwise throw out... the unused part of products they make. Then she puts it all in her "store" and resells it... mostly to art teachers and kids for making projects. A great recycling place. I'm going to show her this idea!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mat 9 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful and colorful pics! I love shots of primary colors. Those sure looked like they would have been a complete nightmare to untangle! Great idea too to make costumes with bottle caps!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 3 months ago

Recycling creativity??Bravo.

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Varghese Mathew 9 years, 3 months ago

Lovely, stunning colours... great set. :)

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
Glennis 9 years, 3 months ago

Interesting, colourful post! What a great idea to use bottle tops! Happy carnival!

9 years, 3 months ago Edited
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