Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dyllan's Haunted House

Dyllan begged for a Haunted House in his room this year.
So, (being the "I can't stop creating, MOM)..I said sure.
I cleared a space in the corner of his room and used a kids sized hula hoop and green bean garden lattice.
I zip tied the hoop to the book case (I had eye screws on there already) and then to the lattice. For extra support I taped the bottom of the lattice to Dyllan's school clothes dresser. Which I acquired for free on Free Cycle.

I double checked that he could stand inside with out hitting his noggin.

Then I covered the top and back with a black bed sheet.
The left side with the eyes is a remnant from my Halloween past,
when Brian and I were just dating.
I cut the eyes from black landscaping plastic and taped layers of yellow tissue paper on the negative side. The we would place these in every window of the house and position torch lamps near the windows to make the eyes glow. It looked very very spooky.
I'll try to dig up some of those old photo's.... :)

For the door way, I used a portion of a black plastic table skirt and cut the bottom into shreds for the pass through. Having the hoop inside at the top makes a great place to hang orange lights and decorations. The lattice also helps for mounting the flickering strobe light and other spooky finds.

Inside we added a foam piece for resting on, some spooky props, Halloween themed books and stuck cut out eyes everywhere so they would glow under the strobe light.

And because we put it on a timer, it's like the best night light ever!
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