A fair proportion of people find rats a mix of disgusting and terrifying.
That sounds like the perfect premise for a Halloween prop !
Once again, (free) pallet wood was used to make this prop.
The top boards form a removable panel for setup.
The base is raised up on small “skids” to allow for future wiring.
The mesh is leftover black plastic gutter guard.
It was sprayed silver and stapled into place.
Temporary LEDs in place to check lighting options.
The pair of rats (one grey & one black) were $12 (with free post) on eBay.
The audio track uses a $3 mp3 player board running from a small li-po cell.
No point spending money on wood shavings from a pet store.
A few minutes with a drill and scrap piece of pallet wood.
Hey presto! One bag of wood shavings.
Perfect to go on the rat box floor as a finishing touch.