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8 Instant Eek! Ideas

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No time to create an elaborate getup for this year's October bash? Here's an appalling solution: Buy inexpensive rubber pests and attach them to your skin, clothing, or hair. It's as easy as trapping a fly in a cobweb. For the disgusting ideas shown on these pages, you can purchase materials at party-supply and seasonal Halloween stores. You'll know you're the best-dressed when partygoers swat at your head -- or better yet [evil cackle], run away in a panic.
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Paper Christmas Tree

This project is simple enough for children and can result in an entire Yuletide forest for the ...
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Harvest Centerpiece

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A table arrangement of grains celebrates the bounty of fall. In addition to wheat, which symbolizes a fruitful life, this textured display includes other dried grasses (available at crafts stores), so it can be made weeks ahead. The final flourish? A luxurious satin bow.
Materials
  • 100 stalks (six bunches) of dried grass and wheat
  • Floral tape
  • Floral pruner
  • Wide ribbon
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Green Slime

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Vampire Bat Cupcakes

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Seashell Planter with Hannah

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Custom-Made Pearl Jewelry

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Create one-of-a-kind jewelry with this pearl dyeing and stringing process.
Materials
  • Hot (not boiling) water
  • Rit dye: powdered and/or liquid
  • Vinegar
  • Spoon
  • Glass pearls
  • Tulle, cut into rounds about the size of a dinner plate
  • Paper towels
  • Stopwatch (optional)
  • Card (optional)
  • Pearl diagram
  • For necklace: 63-inch satin ribbon and thirty-eight 12 mm pearls
  • For bracelet: 38-inch satin ribbon and thirteen 10 mm pearls
  • Tapestry needle
  • Spool of .6 mm monofilament
  • 2 crimp beads
  • Crimping pliers
  • Nail glue
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Black Widow Makeup

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Martha's transformation was inspired by the Queen of the Spiders in Italian makeup artist Stefano Anselmo's book "Il Trucco e la Maschera."
Materials
  • Eyebrow plastic
  • White cream makeup
  • Sponge
  • Black cream makeup
  • Small makeup brush
  • Dark-green frosting powder
  • Eyelash adhesive
  • False eyelashes
  • Tiny makeup brush
  • Eyeliner brush
  • Red lip liner
  • Red lipstick
  • Fan-shaped brush
  • Powder blush
  • Paper
  • Hair gel
  • Black wig
  • Plastic spiders
  • Cotton swab
  • Long black fingernails
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Oilcloth Pocket Board

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