There is a product called poly-beads, a weighted stuffing material (they're
polypropylene beads the size of rice). They're used to stuff the bottom end
of animals, etc. that you want to make stand up. You can buy it at Joann's
or probably any of the craft stores. I think that or a combination of that
and regular stuffing would work well.
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 22:48:58 -0000
From: "nanniemouse" <nanniemouse@...
Subject: Fake pregnant belly
A friend asked me to make an unusual "costume" for her baby shower.
She wants a belly with the wieght and girth of a real pregnant belly
for her husband and his friends to use. It doesn't have to look real
but it needs to be restrictive enough to give a hint at what it's like
to be pregnant. The idea will be a game where the guys have to put it
on and pick up cotton balls off the floor. I can make the piece, but
I don't know what to fill it with to make it heavy enough but still
wearable. The "filling" won't need to be washed, I'll take it apart
if it needs to be cleaned. I'll keep it for any future baby shower
but I don't expect it to get too dirty. Any suggestions?