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Project

Levitating Halloween Table and Treats

Trick or treat? This witch appears to have both at her disposal. Ghouls in her good graces can help themselves from an urn of candies. But get a little cheeky and the treats won't be the only thing to go flying.

Introduction

Ready to make your own levitating table and treats? Learn how to create this enchanting illusion.

Materials

  • Round table kit
  • Large cardboard tube
  • Black spray paint
  • Hammer and nails
  • Sandbags
  • Lightweight, gauzy fabric
  • Stiffy fabric stiffener
  • Medium weight string
  • 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch dowels
  • Glue gun
  • Candy chain template
  • .005-inch-thick clear acetate
  • Candy in wrappers
  • Similar urn
  • Monofilament
  • Screw eye

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Buy a round table kit and a large cardboard tube (available at home centers). Spray-paint tube black to make it less visible. Cut tube on an angle at the top to desired height for table. Nail three 1-by-1-inch blocks of wood to underside of tabletop, spaced to fit just inside tube, to hold it in place; anchor tube's bottom with sandbags, and then place tabletop.

  2. Step 2

    For candy chain, enlarge template to desired size, and trace onto .005-millimeter-thick clear acetate; cut out. Hot-glue candy onto acetate; adhere one end to the inside of an urn and attach other end to ceiling with filament and a screw eye.