Trick or Treat Halloween tricks

27th October 2013

Halloween Craft

Look what I found

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