On his show for the AWE me YouTube channel, prop maker Dustin McLean tackles DIY tutorials for props using everyday items. You know, the sort of items you can find at a hardware store — no specialty supply shops required. In the latest episode, he makes the ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The cylindrical container is pretty straightforward, and McLean used green hand soap, some PVC couplings, Voss brand water bottles (they’re the perfect tube shape), and magnetic clip-on lights for the build. The supplies cost less than $20. Watch the above video to see how you can make an ooze canister of your very own.
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