Okay here is one for everyone, we are adding soem new things to our fall festival this year. One thing we decided to add was a table with boxes that the kids put their hand in and touch what is in there (without seeing it). I know about unpeeled grapes, jello brains, slime, hair but am looking for suggestions. Anyone?
I'm not sure how it was rigged up, but there was one at a Halloween party I went to as a kid that I'll never forget. Someone was under the table with their hand up through a hole in the bottom of the box. I think they had some sort of glove on, too. When we stuck our hand in to feel around, they took hold of it. Talk about squeals and screams!
A guy I know who does this uses cooked spaghetti as intestines and he uses liver as body organs. At the end of it all he has a sink to make sure everyone washes their hands real good. You can also use dry uncooked pasta as bones or teeth depending on the shape and size of the pasta you use. Packages of fake press on nails make...well great fingernails or toenails.
This has nothing to do with the original request, but the last post of fake nails reminded me of this.
For refreshments to sell or hand out, have you seen where you put candy corn in the fingers of clear gloves, and then fill the rest with popcorn, and then use a tie wrap to seal the end. Looks like a skeleton hand with pointed painted fingernails. It is a pain to force the popcorn down each finger, but really looks pretty good. Use gloves like the cooks wear for serving, not latex gloves like nurses wear.
I did this last year for my sons 2nd grade class. It was a big hit. The kids were totally freaked out.
Locate several boxes copier-paper boxes, etc. The boxes should be large enough to permit a hole to be made on one end so that a hand can reach in and feel what is inside. Copy paper boxes work well because of the lid.
Add a different spooky item to each box. Carefully, line up the boxes on a table or stack them on the floor so the sides with the hand-holes are handy. Drape a black cloth over the top of everything to conceal all but the front of the boxes. A few fake cobwebs, dust (cocoa or baby powder), and plastic spiders will add to the illusion.
As each brave guest reaches through a hand-hole to feel inside, be sure to mention what you think is in there...
And what is inside?
Â· eyeballs (peeled grapes or wet olives)
Â· intestines (wet cold spaghetti)
Â· liver (a half of a canned peach)
Â· skin (an oiled, soft flour tortilla)
Â· fingers (cheese sticks)
Â· toes (baby hot dogs)
Â· ears (green peppers carved into shape)
Â· teeth (unpopped popcorn)
Â· hair (an old wig)
Â· brains (freeze and thaw a big piece of tofu- soybean curd- and round off the edges)
Â· hand (Fill a latex surgical glove with water, drape it over a bowl to give it some shape and freeze it. Just before the party, stick it in a tray of dirt, sand, or rice so your guests have to feel around in the dirt for the "buried hand".)
Â· bones (save chicken bones from the next roasted chicken you have. Scrub them well before using.)
Remember everything should be cold or slimy and as gross as possible. Use your imagination to come up with other possibilities -- warm soft gelatin, corn syrup (better have damp paper towels handy), a doll's head ...
I also brought in gloves for the kids to wear. They had a great time with this one.