Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Countdown to Halloween #9

Home made decorations

Glowing Ghosts

These apparitions may seem friendly at first, but in the darkness their scary side comes out. To summon a ghost, snap one or two green eight-hour light sticks so they glow, and insert them into a white balloon. Inflate the balloon and tie it closed. Use a black marker to draw a wide-eyed visage. Repeat to make more, then affix ghosts to a wall with transparent tape and lower the lights.


Petrifying Potion Display

Fill old-style specimen jars with water, and add enough food coloring to produce a suitably supernatural tint. Arrange lotus pods, poppy pods, and coneflower heads within. No evil will darken your doorstep with these eerie elixirs on display.

Spidery Sills and Window Webs

you need

corn syrup
small and large votives
red food colouring 
glue gun and double sided sticky tape

Place small votives inside larger ones. Then fill the outer votives with freshly squeezed blood (okay, 2 teaspoons corn syrup mixed with 3 teaspoons water and several drops red food coloring).

Push plastic arachnids between the votives with a pencil; scatter more spiders on the sill.

Then spin your spiders a glowing web: Place a transparent hot-glue pad over the web template . Trace the design onto the pad with glow-in-the-dark hot glue.

When dry, peel off the web, and press it firmly onto a window. Use double-sided tape if web doesn't adhere easily.

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