Rotten Eggs And Centipede Centerpiece
The eggs in this centerpiece are tea-dyed for a nasty look.
SourceHalloween 2004, Volume 2004 Special Issue 2004
- Utility knife
- Paper clip
- Ear syringe
- Black tea bags
- White vinegar
- Petroleum jelly
- Fishing lures: Power Bait inshore 8-inch power sandworm fishing bait from Berkley
Step 1 of 3
Hollow out eggs: Use a utility knife to make a small hole at each end. Pierce yolk with a straightened paper clip; use an ear syringe to blow out contents.
Step 2 of 3
In a bowl, mix strong black tea with a splash of white vinegar. Add eggs, and cover with a plate to weigh down. When desired shade is reached, remove shells and blow out tea.
Step 3 of 3
Let dry overnight, then coat in petroleum jelly for a slimy sheen. For centipedes, use fishing lures. Push a straightened paper clip 2 inches into head; clip excess with wire cutters. Bend worms into realistic positions; arrange with eggs.