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  1. Quick & Easy Fire & Ice Shrouds

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    If you're like me, you hate seeing the light source from the sides of Fire & Ice Lights. Here's a quick easy way to make shrouds for them to eliminate that problem. Cut down a 12 ounce Styrofoam cup to 2-1/2". Apply a couple coats of flat black craft paint to the outside. When it's dry, slip it...
  2. Other How is this made? Fake Blood in Tea Cup

    Halloween Crafts
    I was at a Curiosities and Oddities show - some people were selling fun items with glistening blood on them. I wanted to reproduce a tea cup with an eyeball sitting in blood. Does anyone know the process for recreating this? Same stuff used on this surgical tray.
  3. Coincidence? Or more than that?

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    Maybe my mind is just "Tuned" to such events? Maybe some part of my consciousness is aware more so than not to simple words or random events? A few days ago I was standing the Dairy Queen watching the woman pulling the lever to fill a cup with soft ice cream when a paper cup suddenly ejected...
  4. DIY Dog Halloween Costume: Tim Hortons Coffee Cup

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    Get your day started with a double-double dog! Oscar’s take on the Canadian classic beverage is sweet, and will perk up your Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last… and we’re going to savor this cup of Oscar! Tim Hortons, aka Timmies, is the coffee brew of choice in our home. And we’d like to...
  5. Other Question for my metalworkers...bending aluminum...

    Halloween Crafts
    Hey team! Last yet at Home Goods I managed to score half a set of skeleton arm serving utensils for $5 and want to repurpose it into a punch bowl ladle using a pewter cup I picked up off Ebay. Question is, I want to curve the fingers of the hand around the cup. They don't have to be super...
  6. 2016 - Project 1 - Paper Mache Pumpkin Instructor's Thread

    Halloween Prop Building Group
    This is the instructor's thread for the first project of 2016, a paper mache pumpkin. The build will begin on Feb 1st. Please note this thread is for the instructor's use only. Please post all questions and comments in the student's thread found here. Materials needed 1 or 2 plastic bags –...
  7. Building a Dark Ride- fun read

    General Halloween
    Some may remember this. Looks to be about 13 years ago, but this diary of sorts is a very cool read. Brew a cup of joe and read on... http://www.phantasmechanics.com/darkride/ http://www.phantasmechanics.com/end.html
  8. Static: Fortune Teller Tea cup and pot

    Halloween Props
    Another last minute prop. Whenever I go to thrift shops, I always keep an eye out for a fortune teller's tea cup - as of yet, I haven't found any. I have seen quite a few online but they're either way too expensive or the shipping costs are ridiculous. The other day I was in Value Village...
  9. Static: WOW!!! BREAKABLE GLASS!!! hot new item!

    Halloween Props
    Someone please tell me this is something other than what it looks like... if it isnt, well, i guess the industry is running out of good ideas! :D My Brother found this while looking for ideas of props to build this year... http://www.hauntedprops.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SPMUG001