Bloemenstoet 2017

Since our sports infrastructure is closed for renovation, I had the idea to use that as the theme for this year’s flower festival float. They put up a big crane…

So I decided to start with that, using bamboo sticks from the garden center and wood coffee stirrers. I bought a pack of 2000 stirrers, which was perhaps a bit excessive… It went together surprisingly smoothly. The crane is slightly warped because the bamboo sticks were not quite straight, but who cares? The counterweight is a box filled with screws. It needed a surprising amount of weight to balance the arm.

We also made our usual float, but we got a larger trailer so it’s bigger this time: