Sunday, October 7, 2018

Halloween Weirdness and Fun

Yes, it's October and I was walking through a store today, so I stopped to look at the decorations that were being sold. Now I'm kicking myself for not taking a photo of these (had to find an image elsewhere), but apparently they sell spider skeletons.
spider skeleton
Ok, I get it. It's Halloween, it's supposed to be fun, but the teacher in me is yelling "Spiders have exoskeletons, not this...whatever it is!" Whew! Ok, I'm done. Please continue with all the Halloween frivolity. (Seriously, I do not want to be a Halloween party pooper. Isn't it the one holiday that's just all about fun? I just got a bit nit picky there, I suppose).

Anyway, I also saw these fun Halloween infinity mirrors, but they cost a bit more than I wanted to spend.

Halloween infinity mirror

I'd love to try making my own, and there are videos showing how to make less complex versions (i.e., simple rectangles). The illusion of lights going on forever is achieved by using a mirror and one-way reflective mirror film, available in rolls at hardware stores and on Amazon, but I'm not sure the cost of the materials and the work involved are worth it. They do look fun, though. (If you'd like to see one of the easier videos, I've already combed through a few and can post one, if there's any interest).

I haven't made any Halloween decorations lately, but I liked this video, because all of the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store. For a holiday where the decorations stay up only a very short time, affordability can be key.

Do you decorate for Halloween? If so, what do you do?

Happy decorating (and reading, of course).


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