Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Special Effects Classes at Sugar Bay: How to create a severed finger


Want to have a more realistic trick or treat this Halloween? Or do you dream of working on a blockbuster film creating believable cuts and burns? At Sugar Bay we run weekly prosthetics classes where we see vampire bites, severed fingers and slit throats come to life

Here's a step by step to create the perfect scare with a severed finger!


What you will need: 

  • Skin tone make-up 
  • Piece of soft bubblegum 
  • Blue, red and black make-up 
  • Butter knife 

Step 1: 

Roll bubblegum and apply right in the middle on the second joint of your finger. Spread out and smooth out to make a clean edge. 

Step 2: 

Put some make-up (according to your skin tone) on the bubblegum and all over the finger to make it realistic. 

Step 3: 

Now make a cut in the bubblegum with a butter knife. Apply the blue, red, and black make-up to add a more dramatic effect and 

Who's ready to scare mom and dad when they come from work this afternoon? 

What other special effects can you do on your body? Tell us by leaving a comment below! Follow us on our Sugar Bay Pinterest channel and have a look at our Camp Crafts Board for more arts and crafts we create at camp! 

Upcoming August Camps

As we say goodbye to frostbites and Mr sniffles, we'll be putting the spring back in your step these upcoming holidays! With the first half of the year done and dusted, we're diving right into summertime fun. We have four magnificent themed holiday camps and with a discount of R2000 on each camp, Sugar Bay is the place to be these August holidays. Are you ready for an epic adventure?

Grease Week: 11 - 18 August 2019 


Get your dancing shoes on as we're heading into the 70's for a week of singalong and boogie! Come join Sandy and Danny as they turn Sugar Bay into a musical paradise!

Highlights   

  • Lipsync battle. 
  • Grease dancing classes. 
  • Slumber party (girls).
  • Mechanics-themed camp out (boys). 
  • Prom-themed party night.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET GROOVY? 

BOOK NOW FOR A MUSICAL SHOWDOWN. 


X Games week: 18 - 25 August 2019 


Where are all our adrenaline junkies? From skating to BMX, it's about to get extreme at Sugar Bay on our X-Games week!

Highlights 

  • Advanced level classes (skating, BMX, rollerblading, sandboarding).
  • Personal achievement awards for everyone who meets their goals.
  • Free week at sugar bay for the camper with the most PAA's (personal achievement awards). 
  • X-games finale showdown.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR EXTREME FUN IN THE SUN? 

BOOK NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE WEEK AT SUGAR BAY. 


Coachella week: 25 August - 1 September 2019 


Music, fashion, the arts - what more can we say, Sugar Bay will be transformed into the biggest music fest! Join us for a week of music and culture on our Coachella week.

Highlights 

  • Boho music festival. 
  • Open mic performances. 
  • Different music stages every night.
  • Colour fest. 

BOOK NOW FOR THE BIGGEST MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL.


Carnival Birthday week: 1 - 7 September 2019 


It's our birthday and you know we always go big or go home! Come join us as we celebrate our 18th birthday carnival style. 

Highlights 

  • Different themes for each carnival night.
  • uShaka Marine excursion. 
  • Celebratory cupcakes every day. 
  • American carnival-themed skits and stunts. 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE CARNIVAL? 

BOOK NOW FOR A SPOT IN THE CELEBRATION. 


Check out our Facebook Events to stay updated on what we have planned for all our upcoming holiday camps.

If you have any questions about our sleepover camps, please contact us via our website, call (032) 485 3778 or email holidays@sugarbay.co.za.

3 basic fire-spinning moves for beginners.


Fire spirals, spitting dragons, and rhythmic dancing - no wonder the art of fire-spinning has spread like wildfire at the Bay.

The Sugar Bay fire-show tradition first saw light when Bear, aka Elan Stark, and Hoova, aka Baden Dowie, two of our very first counselors, started showing the kids a few cool poi tricks when Sugar Bay opened in 2001.

Poi is the physical objects used by the dancers and the choreography itself of fire-spinning. Poi originates from the Maori people and is still being practiced today.

In our previous post, we teach you how to make poi in 5 easy steps, the history of poi and the different Maori traditions poi is used for.


Before you start spinning with fire, you use poi to practice your routine. We have 3 basic moves to get you started on your fire-spinning journey.

Butterfly 

  • Hold your arms at a 90° angle with your palms facing up 
  • Spin poi in mini circles while seperating your arms and come back in. 

Punches 

  • Start with the butterfly 
  • Bring in your right arm towards your chest and rotate with the left. 
  • Repeat. 

Buzzsaw 

  • Hold your arms in a 90° angle with your palms facing each other
  • Use your wrists to make small circular motions. 

And there you have it! You'll be on your way to becoming the next great fire spinner.


Do you know any other moves we can add to the list for beginners? Tell us by leaving a comment below! We're always creating innovating and exciting specialized classes at the Bay. Follow our Pinterest channel for more art and camp crafts inspiration.