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    Default How do I make a Crystal Ball????



    For our Halloween Haunting this year we're having a party with an equal mix of kids and adults (which at Halloween means they are ALL kids!)..The inside of the house will be appropriately spooky of course, with a mad scientist's laboratory in the kitchen and "haunted" living room. We plan to have the kids exit via the back door onto an enclosed porch that will be our fortune teller's den. After having his/her fortune "read", the child will then exit to the backyard which will be a complete graveyard that they must pass through to get back out to the sidewalk. Now...where I need some help is with ideas for making a crystal ball. I remember reading where someone made one with a round light globe, glow stick lights etc...but can't find the instructions now...Anyone have any ideas? Thanks and Happy Haunting!!

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    Breezy- do a search under Props category for crystal ball...the thread you probably saw then was for around 9-20-04. Some great ideas!

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    BreezeyGirl, I'm going to be a "fortune telling pirate" at our street's halloween party this year, and will be "reading" a crystal ball and passing out fortunes as well.

    I'm using an inverted clear glass globe (meant for wall or ceiling mounted lighting fixtures) inside of which I'm going to place a small skull, or similar figure - the figure will be painted in black-light sensitive paint, and I'm hoping to pipe some fog into the globe as well (I'm going to be in a small, enclosed area, so the black-lighting will be close by).

    Here's a link to one of the topics netsirk mentioned, for more ideas:
    http://www.halloweenforum.com/topic....s=crystal,ball

    I believe Deadna mentions the fluff and glowstick approach.

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    I made a very simple one using an upside down piece of tupperware, spraypainted black, and a large acrylic globe that I got at Lowe's on clearance for $4. It's fairly opaque, so smoke wouldn't be visible inside. On the big night, I'm going to put some glowsticks in it.


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    Take her doll away from her.
    Sorry. I just can't pass up a straight line.

    http://halloweengallery.com/index.php?cat=10056

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    SomethingWicked - That looks great. I would suggest a test run on putting the glow sticks in. I tried the glow stick in the balloon. I put 2 of them in before I decided to pass on it. It just did not give the glow that you would expect. Of course it also depends on how dark the surroundings are. Just one less thing to stress out about on Halloween night.

    http://halloweengallery.com/index.php?cat=10056

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    John - thanks for the suggestion! I'll give it a go with the glow sticks beforehand, so that if it doesn't give off enough light, I'll have time to replace it with a pumpkin strobe or something.

    Thanks again!

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    somethingwicked-- I have the same setup except I have a light fixture underneath the bowl with light bulb inside it. It's a plug in unit and looks pretty good.

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    Great Pumpkin John makes a very good point. Test your lighting under the conditions they will be viewed several nights in advance. Have back-up batteries and bulbs. Plan for every contingency.

    Wolfman

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    buy the Scream TV prop at a local spencers, has everything u need (well they are seperate) but its an awesome cyrstal ball effect

    <<Ken
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