This Halloween, add a terrifying trick to a bowl of sweet, seasonal treats. As unsuspecting trick-or-treaters ransack the bowl for candy, they'll be greeted by a suitably scary surprise -- a frighteningly lifelike limb grasping for them.
Tools and Materials
Power drill with 1/2-inch bit
Bowl, with pedestal base
Standard keyhole saw
Rubber dishwashing glove
Scary Hand Bowl How-To
1. Using the 1/2-inch bit, drill a hole through the bottom of the bowl, relatively near the center. Using the standard keyhole saw, cut out the entire bottom circle of the bowl, using the hole as the entry point for the saw.
2. Insert the hand of the rubber dishwashing glove through the hole so it is positioned inside the bowl. Stretch the opening of the glove over the pedestal.
3. Fill the bowl with candy.
The Umbra plastic sumo bowl with pedestal base is available at Bed Bath & Beyond and Linens 'n Things. Visit Umbra online for local retailers. The power drill and keyhole saw can be found at hardware stores. We used a Playtex "HandSaver" rubber glove, which is available at grocery stores and pharmacies. For Halloween props, visit American Science and Surplus.