Halloween is a time for screams and scares and there is nothing better than making sure every person scampering through your yard leaves with a trick and a treat! But before you start planning your spooks and freights for the night, we have some decorations for you to think about for your yard!
What is scarier than a grave yard in your front yard? For this project, you will need 2x12x36 inch floral Styrofoam sheets from the craft store, a serrated knife, a paring knife, black marker, black spray paint, dark gray and white acrylic paint, and a two and a half inch sash brush. Using the Styrofoam and marker, sketch an outline of two tombstones. Cut the foam with a serrated bread knife along the line. Now that you have two tombstones, sketch the designs you want. You can use sayings from the tombstones at Disney’s The Hunted Mansion like “U.R. Gone” or “Here Lies Good Old Fred: a great big rock fell on his head” or use the traditional “R.I.P.”
Once you have your perfect design, take your paring knife and cut out the marker marks at an angle about a half inch deep. Take the spray paint and spray the entire “stone” in a well-ventilated area while applying long even strokes. Make sure to cover the entire stone from multiple angles to ensure good coverage then allow to dry. Prop your tombstone up on wooden skewers to prevent it from staining and sticking to the ground. Apply a thin coat of dark gray paint with the sash brush, dragging along the tombstone surface, making sure not to fill in the lines of your design. Once this is dry, apply a second coat of the dark gray mixed with the white acrylic paint. A third coat should be applied with the white paint in the same manner to give the stone a granite appearance. Allow this final coating to dry.
To make your yard spooky, apply dry ice. In a large container, use four to eight gallons of hot water as well as five to 10 pounds of dry ice. Cut the ice into pieces using a hammer and gloves for protection. Place a portion of the dry ice into the container to sublimate in your yard. Repeat this process every 30 minutes as needed to renew the spooky effect.
This spooky grave yard will be the talk of the town!
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