Here is a sampling of craft projects for Halloween 2023 that I made with wife help. Click on a picture to see a full size image. Sorry for the terrible image quality.
- Charcoal chalk
- LED Candles
- Magnet Wire
- Wemos D1 controller running WLED
- Straight edge, vinyl stencils, wire/compass.
It is kinda surreal to see this in real life. This thing is big enough to create a human from raw elements! I’m hoping this is real enough to scare adults.
The candles add a lot to the effect. Using magnet wire and the controller means I can remote-control them and not worry about batteries.
LED Leaf Wreath
- Wreath frame
- Tree trimmings
- RGB LED Strip
- Wemos D1 controller
- Flat speaker wire
This wreath is made out of trimmings from the tree outside. The inner loop has a string of LED lights that I can tune for different occasions. I used very flat white speaker wire (very hard to see) to power the thing.
I think every door deserves a wreath.
- White LED Strips
- Parchment paper diffuser
I used Dall-E to create a image. The exact prompt I used was “20000 leagues under the sea scene in stencil form”.
In the end I only used the resulting image as inspiration to make my own undersea-scape using standard pumpkin carving tools.
I wouldn’t say this pumpkin was my best work.
Set (Game) Costume
- Scrap corrugated sign board from COVID-19 posters
- (Banana for scale)
My wife’s math department is doing coordinated Halloween costumes this year: Set Cards.
While I’m sure other teachers will have fabric paint and printer paper taped to shirts, my wife will have larger-than-life hyper-realistic replicas of her assigned card.
My goal is to get a cease and desist.
- Pallet wood
- EL Wire
- Permanent Marker
- Vinyl stencil
Just permanent marker on wood is surprisingly effective when used with a vinyl stencil. All my vinyl cutting is done with an original Silhouette Portrait.
Just trying to make it as obvious as possible that our house is ready for trick-or-treaters.
Hopefully the Transmutation circle and noise isn’t too scary!Comment via email