Archive for the ‘Show-n-Tell’ Category

Pumpkin Reaper Setup

October 10, 2015

I had my little minions helping out this afternoon as we worked to setup the pumpkin reapers.  These three guys are foam pumpkin heads covered in liquid latex and cotton balls for texture.  The ribs and hands are spray foam over wire armatures, the bodies are PVC pipe wrapped in plastic hit with a heat […]

Zombie Horde

October 7, 2015

My kids helped me move some of the yard zombies outside today.  The zombies are paper mache heads (from techniques taught by STOLLOWEEN) the bodies are just pvc pipe stuffed with plastic bags and some scrap foam that we had laying around. I have always had a thing for angler fish so these guys have […]

Scarecrows

October 2, 2015

Last year we made these guys out of sticks, foam skulls, and some burlap.  I left the bodies outside all year and they just seem to look even better.  The most time consuming part was hit gluing the burlap to the foam skulls and cutting/extending one of the skulls to have a gaping maw.  The […]

Cauldron Creeps

September 23, 2015

This year one of the new items is a trio (hopefully) of Cauldron Creeps pioneered by the Devil’s Workshop. Two will be stiring the pot while the third will be raising and lowering ingredients into the pot. For the motors, I am using reindeer motors (you know those Xmas reindeer that move their heads up […]

2014 Yard Haunt

October 28, 2014

A friend/co-worker shot and edited this highlight video of our yard haunt from the 2014 season.

Viking Dragon Wagon

October 18, 2013

My kids are dressing up as vikings for Halloween this year.  Since they are still just wee viking warriors (2 and 9 months) they will need to ride in the wagon on Halloween night. It just didn’t seem right to put fierce viking warriors in a radio flyer wagon.  So… I decked out their wagon […]

Bone Mobile

October 8, 2013

What can you do with a bag of foam bones and some twine?  Well, you can make a bone mobile of course! This was pretty easy to make.  First start by laying out your bones to get an idea of how your mobile will look. I used a small crochet hook (don’t tell my wife!) […]

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Bedroom

May 17, 2013

I am officially finished with Evan’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea themed bedroom and he moves in tomorrow night. You may have noticed I haven’t posted much to my blog recently. The birth of our daughter in January and this undertaking have replaced late nights making zombies. A quick overview, I started by ripping up […]

Dollar store haunted village

October 2, 2012

I have always wanted a haunted village, last weekend we made it happen. I saw this technique on the36thavenue.com and decided to give it a go.  First we hit up our local dollar tree and picked up a set of their mini christmas village called Cobblestone Corners. Second step was to paint them all flat […]

Fly the freak flag!

October 1, 2012

It’s that time of year to raise the Halloween freak flag!  This year, it was a family affair.  Kelly, Evan, and soon to be peanut all helped to place the first decoration of the season.