Updated for 2020! We've compiled 13 spooky Halloween projects that include a Candy Slide, Fog Machine, Glowing LED candies, haunted illusions and spoooooky sounds. We know that Halloween is just a couple of weeks away so most of the projects are super easy! Have a safe and spooky Halloween!
Socially Distanced Trick or Treating
Halloween 2020 is going to different than in the past so in order to make the best of it, some makers are figuring out how to hand-out candy from a safe distance. Take this Candy Slide for instance, it will keep Trick-or-Treaters a safe 6 feet away.
Here's a supercharged version of the DIY Candy Slide with lights, fog and sound!
For something a little easier, try using a tube and attaching it to your handrail. Instructions here.
These paper lanterns are just so fun. We've made this style of lantern with kids as young as 4, they just needed a tiny bit of help with cutting (using kid safe scissors of course!) and taping on an LED and battery to light them up. Instructions here.
Quick project to decorate the house. These cute lil pumpkins can be strung together as garland or placed around the house. Try different sizes and colors. Instructions here.
I live in LA and LA has lots of digital effects people who make ridiculously awesome Halloween decorations. For those of us mortals, we can add some of our own special effects with this DIY Fog Making Machine. Instructions here.
Who knew that drilling a pumpkin could make amazing patterns? And a much quicker way to carve than dealing with knives and trying to stay within the lines. Instructions here.
Haunted House Ghostly Illusions
I get scared pretty easily so I know for certain that if I came across your ghostly head on Halloween I would definitely run away screaming. Right after I got my candy of course. Instructions to make a ghostly illusion here.
Here's another ghostly projection using a projector.
Many of our readers have made a lemon-powered battery, but we've got a new trick for you, make a battery powered by PUMPKINS! These belong in your own Frankenstein's lab!
Edible Glowing LED Gummy
The recipe makes 120 of these delicious LEDs, but that's not the coolest part, if you put them under a black light they glow! This is because of the ingredient Quinine which is the key ingredient found in the tonic water. What?! Science is so awesome. Get the recipe here.
Last but not least, absolutely everything from the amazing and talented Christine McConnell.