Sweet Potato Unicorn

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Caitlin Clark

Interesting title, ne? You may be wondering why this has such a weird name...OR you may have already figured it out. Mr Unicorn there is made from sweet potatoes! When the county fair comes around my creative juices start flowing! They always having different categories for best decorated Pumpkin, gourd, and sweet potato. A few days before the fair this bad boy started forming in my mind and was made in the wee hours of the morning prior to the fair enteries deadline. His head is one sweet potato and his neck is another sweet potato. The horn is made from my little brother's candle that I shaved to make it look a little more horn-like (little brother wasn't pleased at me having used his candle, so I gave him one of my candles and it was all good.)I cut some fabric for his ears and colored them a bit with some lovely crayola watercolors. He's got a yarn mane and I also cut some more fabric to make his skirty thing which is there to cover up his base stand which is comprised of a jar and rocks in the bottom to weight it down and then the neck sweet potato hot glued on top. I entered him in the fair and shortly after me leaving a little kid tryed to sabatoge my unicorn and broke the poor boys horn off!! Luckily I had two very good friends who were still at the fair and happened to have a hot glue gun on them. They fixed up Mr. Unicorn and he placed first in his category and then won best in show! I made a grand total of $28 off of this boy in prize money. Some of you may be wondering about him rotting. Since sweet potatoes tend to last forever and the only holes that are in him are covered in hot glue he hasn't rotted yet! I made him on the 12th of october and it's the 14th of November now. He hasn't changed at all. He's not smooshy or stinky, I'm really interested in seeing how lot it will take for him to start to decompose. Aside from trying to grow and extra eye or two (which I popped off) he's still perfectly good right now.

Published More than a year ago

Category Anime/Manga

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