2009 Sunflowers

Our 2009 Sunflowers were constructed of poster paper, cardboard, and sewer pipe (for the stem).

We stapled both sides of the centers together with industrial size staples, pinching the flower to the 'stem'. Cardboard leaves were held to the stem with green duct tape.
We tried out lots of different attachment techniques before settling on this design: stems resting in fanny packs and climbing rope threaded throughout the sewer-pipe stem and wrapped around our chests in a fashion similar to backpack harnesses.

It was so cold that year (~3 F), that we all wore puffy down under our green shirts. Later we looked at the pics and couldn't believe how fat we all looked!

Not the most aerodynamic design for skiing...lots of wind resistance with all that surface area.

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