Month: April 2019

10 Decoration ideas for Halloween


1. Monster tracks 

With a marker, draw a fingerprint on a large sponge. Crop the footprint Pour washable paint in a pot.

Soak the sponge in the paint and mark with the sponge the footsteps from the sidewalk towards the main door for visitors to follow.

Turn the sponge over to paint the footprints of the other foot.

2. Green pumpkins 

A good idea is to sculpt green peppers like lanterns. We can make a row, and even try also red and yellow peppers, and form an army of terrifying faces to receive the goblins at the door. They never recover from fright!

3. Little ghosts

Crumple tissue paper into a ball and place it in the center of another piece of tissue paper. Lift the corners of the smooth paper and curl around the ball. Tie a rolled strip or piece of ribbon around the ghost’s neck and draw a face with a marker. They can be hung around the house. You can also stick and prepare a black hat and a layer of colored paper to make a witch.

4. Horrible and evil wizards

  • Cut out the lid of a milk carton.
  • Cover the cardboard with black cardboard and stick it on the back with adhesive tape.
  • Cut a strip of white paper about 8cm wide and stick it around the black cardboard at the top.
  • Draw the scary face of a witch on white paper. Paste a little thread to make the hair.
  • Make a cone shaped witch hat with black paper and stick it on top.
  • Cut your arms and hands on white paper and your feet on black paper and glue them to the witch.
  • Stick an ice cream stick in one of the witch’s hands.
  • Cut two small pieces of yellow paper and cut some fringes at the lower end of both. Stick one on each side of the ice cream stick to make the broom.
  • We can give a witch to each friend if we have a Halloween party.

5. Flying ghosts

Start with a piece of gauze 1,80m long and 90cm wide. Place a balloon filled with white helium in the middle of the tissue and gather the gauze around the balloon loosely. Draw a hideous face on the gauze with a marker. We can put several ghosts in a box, so that when someone opens it, the ghosts come floating in the air and scare everyone. We can also put them in a row in front of an open window or a fan and see how they float and move smoothly in the air.

6. Disgusting spider webs 

Cut some 1.30m long ribbons and stick them to the ceiling. We will need a very poorly lit room. Just before the victim arrives we can moisten the strips with water. When people come walking to the area of ​​wet and viscous strips, they rub on their foreheads and they will be frightened.

7. Parts of the human body

This is a good decoration for a dimly lit room. We can have several cubes with pieces of members to frighten our friends. We can cut several sausages with the proper length so that they look like amputated fingers. Cook some noodles and spaghetti with blue and red coloring to make them look like veins. A group of chives swaying in a bowl will look like eyes. We can also fill a red balloon with hot water, spread strawberry jam and invite our friends to touch a brain.

8. Bones that creak under the feet

In 10 ideas for Halloween, sprinkle pieces of dry bread and crackers under a rug. When the guests walk on the carpet it will sound like they are stepping on eggs.

9. Sound effects

We can record several frightening sounds and play them during the party. A large sheet of metal or cardboard can make thunder. Pouring raw rice on a baking tray we can make the rain. Crumple a handful of cellophane for the crackle of the fire. Add a few shouts of homegrown. Cut carrots in half to get the sound of bones that break. Shake a plastic bag in front of the microphone to make the sound of the bats. Blow gently with a straw inside a bowl of liquid to achieve the sound of a swamp. Search the whole house and garden for a hinge that squeaks and record it before someone greases it.

10. Lighting at the Halloween party

When we have everything illuminated with such a dim light it is a good idea to put some reflective tape on the exits. Black light bulbs always give a good effect, especially if we disguise ourselves as a skeleton. This is one of the best 10 ideas for Halloween.

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Halloween is celebrated on October 31 (what in some countries is known as the Day of the Dead) and on the eve of Saints’ Day.  Halloween It is a fun party that is repeated every year, where the house is decorated, the children wear their costumes and go out with their parents to ask for sweets, any other meaning they give is simply out of context. Many people try to associate it with something macabre or against Christians and that is not true. Although it is something that is commonly celebrated in the United States, I have heard some paranoid mothers who prefer to close the curtains of their homes, not open the door and isolate their children so that they do not participate for any reason. They are only a few hours where we can all have a good time with caution and moderation, this in turn will be part of childhood memories. I love it, it’s a way for Chris and Chloe to enjoy healthy holidays in the country where they were born.

Some advices:

First of all, do not abuse in buying or eating sweets in an exaggerated way. Limit your consumption because the excess can cause stomach pain, sugars and other sweeteners can act as laxatives when consumed in large quantities. Tiny candies can cause possible suffocation in young children.

  1. Make sure your children understand that they should not eat sweets until you have inspected them properly. This allows to check any possible handling of the wrappers. Discard those that are open. It only accepts sealed sweets from the factory. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. In case of poisoning, contact Poison Control.
  2. Children should not go out alone to ask for sweets. It is advisable to go in groups and accompanied by one or more adults. These in turn must carry your cell phone with a flashlight that helps you see better and that others also see.
  3. Fruits should be washed and cut before eating.
  4. You should always walk and do not run from house to house.
  5. Place a phosphorescent ribbon in the costumes and bags of candy so that drivers can see you.
  6. Try makeup first on one area of ​​the face. Remove it before going to bed to avoid possible skin and eye irritation. Visit  (safe cosmetics).
  7. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use the established crosswalks whenever possible.
  8. Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Make sure you wear fire-resistant costumes.
  9. Be cautious and reduce the risk of serious eye damage by the use of decorative contact lenses.
  10. Wear masks, suits and tight-fitting shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
  11. Just enter those houses if you are with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Do not stop you in dark houses. Never accept to go out and ask for sweets with strangers.
  12. If you are driving, remember to be alert with the “trick-or-treaters” and drive carefully.
  13. There are many creative and cute costumes for boys, and something too grotesque, loaded, funereal, monstrous or bloody is not necessary.
  14. If children are small it is not right to use sharp swords, guns, knives, or other objects that incite violence.
  15. Try to go out and ask for sweets with your children in your own neighborhood and do not forget to guide you with the map or GPS of your cell phone.
  16. Children should drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
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