Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dunk Tank

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The dunk tank is one of the most popular items at carnivals and festivals. The picture above is the typical looking dunk tank. The blue tank holds 400 gallons of water and the side canvas is typically 7 feet tall by 6 feet wide. The white target is usually 4-5 inches wide. The dunk tank comes with three balls the size of softballs.

How to play: Fill the tank with water, a person sits on the white seat above the tank, place a throw line about 10 feet away from the target and the player tries to throw the ball directly at the target. If the target is hit the seat unlatches and the person sitting on the seat falls into the water. It is fun to watchfrightenedface the person’s face when they fall into the water.

Suggestions when using the dunk tank:

1. Make sure you have a hose and a working outside spigot so you can fill the tank quickly and efficiently.

2. Maximum dunk tank seat weight is 275 pounds per person.

3. Place tank on a level surface.

4. It takes about one hour to fill the tank with water when using a hose.

5. Always read the safety rules posted on the side of the tank.

6. If moving the dunk tank to another location have a 2 inch trailer hitch ball on the back of your vehicle.

7. Only one person is allowed on the dunk tank seat at a time.

8. When sitting on the dunk tank seat, slightly edge your way forward on the seat for best seat performance.

9. Do not allow small children on the dunk tank.

10. Most importantly, have fun!

Mural of Color Fun

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Mural of color fun is a new innovative item in our inventory. It a fun item for any event and for any age. Participants get to choose paint from an array of paint colors and paint brushes and paint in the predestined figures on the 5′ x 12′ sturdy plastic mural. This is a very fun way to show color creativity.

Painted murals date back to prehistoric times and are proof that people have an inherited instinct to decorate. Give us a surface and we will paint a mural on it to express our ideas, thoughts, imagination and emotions.

A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A particularly distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture, from Wikipedia.

The most famous murals are in Egypt. The pyramids have thousands of murals painted on the walls, ceilings and hallways. Murals were painted to depict the environment at the time, the king, his wife and family, their religion, the life styles, their social lives, death and their country’s peace or turmoil. These murals generally tell a story through design and color. There are thousands of murals in Egypt and anyone would be lucky to experience the historic expression of art.

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Other famous murals are the cave paintings of Lascaux in southern France also the artworks of Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco were the three artists responsible for the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Rivera (1886-1957) painted murals in Mexico City, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.

Rivera was asked to come to the USA and painted a mural for the Stock Exchange

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Stock Exchange mural

and another of his murals in San Francisco Art Institute. His twenty seven-panel fresco called Detroit Industry and another work called Man, Controller of Universe are his better known of his works.

Another muralist and infamous artist is Michelangelo’s famous Creation and Last Judgments that have been painted in Sistine Chapel is perhaps the most familiar of all indoor murals. His painting is 131 feet long and 43′ wide in the Sistine Chapel.

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It took him slightly over 4 years. He painted over 300 figures, cherubs, men, women, children and animals. His most famous pose is the Hands of God and Adam, a depiction of education being sent from the higher being to mankind.

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Hands of God and Adam by Michelangelo

I hope you enjoyed this minute history lesson in murals. Today you will see many murals on modern buildings too. This is an apartment building with a mural, guess what the artist was trying to say?

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Our color of mural fun, is an activity that welcomes all ages to explore their color creativity and their sense of design. The color mural of fun si a 5′ x 12′ design that we rent to customers as a festival activity. The mural is a scene at a carnival event with animals, carnival people and background pictures. Any color is welcomed to this mural. Participants have fun painting and showing off their color creativity. Murals do not have to be complex but rather a simple mural can still project a lot of history by telling a story about living life, everyday life, family and the world around us.

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A mural can be painted by any age group.  The above mural was painted by young students. Murals generally have no design guidance but rather a design with a focus on any subject like, religion, family, water, the sea, the modern world and 1oos of other subjects. Murals appeals to a creative mind and a hand that follows a design thought. Your creative thoughts developes into a hand-eye coordination almost like your hand is guiding the paint brush and the paint brush is followed by what the person is perceiving in their mind about shapes and objects. The mind dreams up the object and eye sees the object and the hand draws the object. Simple thought process!

Muralism promotes thinking outside the box. Go for it!

Glitter Tattoos

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glitter 4 What should I wear tonight? Maybe I’ll wear a pink heart, a rainbow unicorn, red lips, a purple butterfly or a green lizard or a might wear them all. Glitter tattoos are the hottest body art design form in the world today. It is a fun, temporary way to add body bling. These shiny, sparkly, colorful art forms come in a variety of designs and colors. The glitter is a fine sparkly agent that adheres to the body with a light adhesive. Glitter tattoos are a fun way to express your mood and personality. What would you choose? A heart, rose, dragon, lizard, pirate skull, princess and more.

Glitter tattooing is a popular activity for after proms, school carnivals and company picnics. I have seen smiles from ear to ear from children and adults after seeing this neat sparkly design on their body. It is such a cool way to add flair to any outfit and add a bit of flair to your personality. Even Hollywood celebrities are loving this tattoo sparkle on the red carpet.

You’ve seen tattoo artists at theme parks and parties creating these bedazzling designs… Now we can create a professional body art shimmer that shines bright all day & night! It takes only seconds – Just press on the stencil wherever you want to shimmer, brush on the adhesive, dip the brush in the glitter – it takes no time to apply the design – then just go with the glow! The tattooing process is extremely fast and easy.

Glitter tattoos are waterproof, hypoallergenic and can last up to 7 days if you do not scrub the area where the tattoo is located. I have never had a customer have an allergic reaction to the glitter tattooing process.

Rules we have for glitter tattoos: only tattoo a body part that is exposed; the arms, shoulders, legs and neck, do not apply a tattoo to any covered body like the lower back, the upper chest area or the hip. We also select appropriate tattoo stencils for the event attendees, for instance, an elementary school tattoos will be different from high school tattoos. There are 100s of designs to choose from so be smart when picking tattoos for your events.

Glitter tattoos is just another fun way to express yourself in an artsy form of body art!