by Professor Spellbinder
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and children of
all ages! Hit the target and soak the clown! Hey, thats me!
But thats OK, its time for my yearly bath! Who wants
to be first? Stand right there and get ready to toss these
beanbags at the target.
So saying, the clown/magician/carnival guy/gal shows everyone how
it works. When the target is hit, it knocks over a bucket which
will be right over the clowns head. On the practice run,
the bucket is empty, but now the clown loads it up with a pitcher
of ice water.
The clown takes his place under the bucket, the spectator throws
and almost any one can hit the target given three chances, but its
under the clowns control, so spectators can hit the target
as much as they want and nothing happens until the clown is
ready. After he has toyed with the spectator long enough, the
clown trips the secret catch which releases the bucket so that
the next time the target is hit, the bucket will really tip over,
giving the spectators a real surprise.
The diagrams and photos will make everything clear so you can
build this stage-size fun-prop yourself. It bolts together for
taking apart and traveling, but makes a nice big eye-catching
At first glance, this seems like it is too messy and wet to
bring into a childrens party, but I give you a wet
outdoor-only version, as well as the dry version, suitable for
indoors and use on any stage. Make it as messy or as squeaky
clean as your situation permits.