Trick or Treat Halloween tricks
27th October 2013
Dead man’s finger. If you’ve never done this classic trick, try it this Halloween – it’s brilliantly effective – the flour and water “paint” gives your skin a spooky “dead” look as it dries. When you are showing people your dead man’s finger think up a good cover story and tell it with a straight face . Oliver likes to tell one about hearing a knock at the door late at night, creeping downstairs, opening the door andd finding this “thing” on the doorstep.
You will need:
An empty match box
flour and water or white paint
a tissue (or a few squares of loo roll)
red paint or felt tip pen or tomato ketchup
How to make a dead man’s finger.
1. Cut a hole in the tray of the match box large enough to fit your finger through. Cut a slot in the sleeve. Put it back together and have a go at putting your finger in, closing and opening the lid.
2. Mix a tablespoon of flour and water together into a thick paste and paint onto your finger. As it dries it will go flaky and help give the illusion of dead skin.
3. Put a little tissue in the box making sure you don’t obstruct the hole and paint liberally with red pen, paint or tomato ketchup . Now poke your finger through and close the box.
More Halloween projects coming soon