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Scary Hand Bowl

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.




  • Power drill with 1/2-inch bit
  • Bowl, with pedestal base
  • Standard keyhole saw
  • Rubber dishwashing glove
  • Halloween candy


  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 3

    Fill the bowl with candy.

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Reviews (9)

  • rican4u2nv 26 Oct, 2010

    I haven't been able to find this bowl anywhere. Kinda bumbed hubby actually liked this idea. If anyone found a bowl that works please post details.

  • kellyswa 7 Oct, 2009

    Has anyone actually found the bowl? I looked on all three websites listed and came up with zilch!

  • pas_non 5 Oct, 2009

    if you cut a [filtered word] in the bottom of the bowl just big enough for your own hand to fit through and then grab at them when they reach for it - lol.. that would scare ME. :)

  • EZielke 5 Oct, 2009

    Would be fun also to put your own hand into the glove! Wouldn't that be a surprise to the kids reaching for a treat!

  • katiefitz 5 Oct, 2009

    It is also fun to stuff large latex gloves with popcorn. They look like skeleton hands and kids love eating the popcorn out of the gloves.

  • grizandgrump 5 Nov, 2008

    All I did was stuff the fingers with tissue, put a small, round, flatish dish in the hand part and cover it with gummy worms!! It took all of 5 minutes and was just fine. I like the idea but didn't like the power tool thing.

  • moore__57 3 Nov, 2008

    I have looked all over the internet for this particular brand of bowl and cannot find it, and I don't know what a savarin dish is, can anyone help?

  • Neezie 29 Oct, 2008

    If you can't get hold of a bowl use a savarin dish instead, still give the element of suprise!

  • odlelady 13 Oct, 2008

    The show on TV showed that you put your HAND into the gove through the bottom and grab the kids hands as they reach for candy! I don't think that is clear in this article! I loved the idea!