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HOW TO MAKE SPIDER WEB BALLOONS!!

This was found at www.craftycrafty.tv .  Pretty cool stuff!!





Halloween: how to make spider web balloons
If you're planning a halloween party to remember, now's the time to get making props and decorations for the event. One of the coolest ideas I've seen is balloons filled with 'spider webs' (right), which makes for a really spooky effect. You'll need access to some helium, and ideally a substance like hi-float which will allow for the heaviness of the balloon's contents. But once you've collected these together, this is a really quick and easy project.

Follow the jump for instructions.


What you'll need:

HI-FLOAT
- 11-inch clear latex balloons
- Small rubber spiders
Instructions
- Inject a little less than the usual amount of Hi-float into an clear balloon and rub it around to coat the inside.
- Put a small rubber spider inside the balloon.

- Inflate the balloon to about 75% of the full-size with air.

- Seal the balloon with a plastic disk or clip. L…

DIY RIBCAGE T-SHIRT!

This was found at www.marthastewart.com .  Pretty cool!   For that person who doesn't want to wear a costume or even something to wear at work without all of the makeup and dressing up.  It's sure to get a cool reaction.


Rib Cage T-Shirt





A few strategic cuts transform a simple white T-shirt into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume. Complete the look with spook-tacular Exposed-Bone Jeans.

Tools and Materials Front rib cage and back rib cage templatesScissors or craft knifeTapeWhite T-shirtCutting matRepositionable adhesive spraySmall (18 mm) rotary cutterFabric scissorsBlack T-shirt


Rib Cage T-Shirt How-To


1. Print front and back rib cage templates. Trim first page on solid line and match to dotted line on second page; tape together.

2. Pinch front of white T-shirt at center of neck and pull forward, lining up sleeve and side seams, to create a fold down center front of shirt. Lay T-shirt flat on a cutting mat with this fold to the right.

3. Spray repositionable adhesive on bac…

THE HISTORY OF THE JACK O' LANTERN!

Every October, carved pumpkins peer out from porches and doorsteps in the United States and other parts of the world. Gourd-like orange fruits inscribed with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating “jack-o’-lanterns”—the name comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack—originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.

The Legend of "Stingy Jack"
   People have been making jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to bu…

HISTORY OF TRICK R' TREATING!

Trick-or-treating—going from house to house in search of candy and other goodies—has been a popular Halloween tradition in the United States and other countries for an estimated 100 years. But the origins of this community-based ritual, which costumed children typically savor while their cavity-conscious parents grudgingly tag along, remain hazy. Possible forerunners to modern-day trick-or-treating have been identified in ancient Celtic festivals, early Roman Catholic holidays, medieval practices and even British politics.



Ancient Origins of Trick-or-Treating
   Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, believed that the dead returned to earth on Samhain. People would gather to light bonfires, offer sacrifices and pay homage to the deceased.    During some Celtic celebrations of Samhain, v…