My husband is rather clever and creative, and when it comes to Halloween has a little bit of a kid left in him. Last year he started building a nifty little decoration, and this year he was able to get it completed. I can’t wait until it’s dark tonight, and the kiddos start coming around and see this:
Next year I may try to paint a backdrop of a ship’s deck for it too, and add one of those fog machines. Maybe some old spooky music too!
Of course we also have a talking pirate skeleton with a parrot on it’s shoulder, one that has a sensor that make it talk when someone walks by. It scares the devil out of the little ones, and I know at least one kid will leave our front step crying tonight. Then they’ll just be getting over that trauma, and go to the next door neighbor’s where a giant spider will leap out at them. Maybe we ought to be handing out kleenex and diapers with the candy. Between 75 and 85 kids will be here soon, and at least one will bawl.
Isn’t Halloween great?
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That’s awesome! After your description of the mechanism on my blog, it’s fun to see the finished product. I’m sure next year’s fog machine will be the final spooky touch!
I know, I can’t wait! It was fun to see the kiddos faces this year. They would get candy and start to walk away, then stop, and turn back with a kind of “huh?” as they wondered what they were seeing. Mike decided he also wants to rig up a microphone and speaker so he can add pirate laughter and moaning when they get there, and talk to them. He thinks he can find a way to rig the jaw to move too!
That would be FABULOUS!