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We're having kind of an open house/party this year, and we're doing a mad scientist lab theme. We're planning on having a chalkboard like this hanging on the wall
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We're going to serve drinks out of disposable beakers, and I'm going to make jello Petri dishes ImageUploadedByTapatalk1412341449.789937.jpg
I feel like we could be doing more though. What am I missing?
Oh yes, we have creepy specimen jars and lots of black lights planned as well. :)
TIA for your suggestions!
 

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I love your Jacob's ladder! I'm filled with ladder envy ;) Where do you have it to keep people from grabbing it?
It doesn't sound like you're missing anything, but a few different types of skulls could be nice -- hominid or otherwise.

A bait shop or sporting goods store might have a fishing lure frog that fit your needs.
 

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Those are some great links for mad lab ideas. You can also look on Martha Stewart's site. She has some good ideas there too.
 

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Besides the apothecary cabinet and all my lab jars, I've turned my entertainment center into Frankenstein's lab for this year, complete with a monster being "charged" on top. Putting "snow" on the TV so I can tape actual x-rays to it - like a light box. I am using a lot of lighting, I think the lighting really makes all of the difference........ I wish I could upload a pic, but I really suck at getting pics on here. Maybe I'll have time to figure it out after my party. These are the lights I'm using....

http://coolglow.com/EL-Motion-Wire-Green-3-Yard/c0/ - comes in many different colors

http://coolglow.com/LED-Fan/c0/

http://coolglow.com/LED-Clip-On-Blinky-Light-Pink/c0/ - also comes in many different colors
 

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We're planning on putting the Jacobs ladder on top of our roll top desk, so it's too high for kid fingers and sturdy enough to withstand tipsy people bumping into it's base. :)
 

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Sounds good! I was debating what I'd do if I ever get/make one. It looks like it's quite a project, but an amazing lab addition!
 
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