I saw something really awesome today, for Halloween. Actually it would be awesome any time, but it is especially fun around Halloween time. Shrunken head apple cider! Imagine walking over to a lovely punch bowl to get some cider, looking down and seeing a little shriveled human head floating around in it! How ghoulish is that and how perfect for any Halloween get together! It will freak out your guests and make them scream with delight. It looks so cool and it's easy to do, let me show you how!
I ran across such a cute idea a few days ago. I saw it on You Tube, when I was looking for another sewing video. It is such an easy and cute idea, it is just perfect for so many Halloweeny functions where you want to be a bit in the spirit of the season without showing up in a full costume.
After doing a bit more digging, I found a couple other projects that are also easy and fun, so I decided to include them.
April 30th is Walpurgis Night
What ? You Never Heard of It ?
Then Read On....
Ancient legends say that Walpurgis night was the last wintery night for witches and their minions to make trouble and pull pranks, before the start of Spring. It is said that the evil creatures would gather on Brocken, the highest peak of the Harz Mountains in central Germany, to celebrate.
It is said that Walpurgis was the one night of the year when evil magic was strongest and the line between the real world and the underworld was at it's weakest. This allowed the witches and their minions to cast spells and play tricks on humans much more easily and that is why they are always out looking on Walpurgis night for humans gullible enough to fall for their tricks.
At Home or Trick or Treating, Make Sure Your Dog is Safe
Halloween can be a perilous time for dogs. Decorations, extension cords, candles and all that candy can be dangerous to any pet, Halloween night especially can be very stressful on your pets, especially dogs. Most dogs are protective of their home and their people, so rings at the door mean potential danger from strangers, to a dog. Repeated doorbell rings can create a state of agitation that can do everything from make your dog physically sick to make them unusually aggressive or prone to bite.
Keeping your dog (and your neighborhood kids) safe on Halloween is a fairly easy thing to do with a little bit of planning.
This is a great project for kids and the result looks great, even if the eyes are not exactly symmetrical or the same size, it just makes them look more scary! A fun and easy Halloween craft for the whole family, here is how they are made:
Looking for a ghoulish cool dessert to make for your Halloween bash? Don't have a lot of time to spend baking or are you *SO* not a baker? Then we have you covered! With this cake, you don't have to bake it, if you don't want to! You can buy a ready made chocolate cake with chocolate icing and do the decorating yourself, it's really easy!
If you want to bake your own cake, you can find a great homemade cake recipe in my blog post: How to Make a Homemade Cake Mix.
The method to make this cake is so easy, anyone can do it and it is really impressive to bring to Halloween parties. Check it out!
I love to decorate pumpkins for Halloween. I have tried many different ways of doing it, from carving to drilling to painting. All of them turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. Last year, for the first time, I tried decorating my pumpkins with a drill. The patterns came out fabulous and tricker treaters loved them. I also try to paint a few to set on the porch so that they can be enjoyed longer. Uncut pumpkins can last for weeks!
Every year I go web surfing for innovative and unique ideas for decorating my pumpkins. This year I was just blown away by all the cool things that I ran across. I am definitely going to pick up a dremel tool, which looks like it would make etching or scoring pumpkins to be easy and quick. For only $20, it would be worth it! So I wanted to share with you a dozen of the coolest things I found this year for decorating pumpkins.
So without further ado: 12 Unique Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkin
Below is a picture of a diorama. A diorama is a three dimensional scene, in miniature, sometimes with a painted background. It can be any scene you want, a natural landscape, a city street, a store, a farm, etc.
I found this Picture on a Facebook Page I like called:
It really does not take a lot of explanation, you simply carve pumpkins using a hand drill. I think the possibilities are awesome!! I love the patterns shown on the bottom picture, and I can think of lots of others that would be really cool.
I am definitely going to make a few of these, this Halloween, not only from fresh pumpkins, but also from the foam pumpkins that you can carve!
Yay for great ideas from Facebook!
I found a tutorial on how to carve pumpkins using a drill, if you are interested, check it out:
Pumpkins Carved With A Drill
Some great videos on carving pumpkins with a drill
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