Well, I'm working hard (or hardly working) on getting the Puddle Monster series put together. Because I use real frozen seafood (which is difficult to work with) I need to plan ahead.
I have many ideas... But I don't seem to get them into production before the crabs and octopus start to spoil. I do keep them in the freezer, but they need to be thawed to work with. Placing them in a puddle, then back to the freezer, then thawed again, doesn't work that well. Using plastic or rubber creatures just isn't authentic enough... so unless I want to use live crabs (I won't) I will have to find a way to make this work.
Tip: I learned from the seafood guy at Wholefoods to wear rubber gloves when working with seafood. It keeps the fishy smell from getting in my hands, and staying there!