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Favorite Instructables of the Week November 5, 2009

Posted by Sindy in Favorite Instructables.
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It’s once again time to list some of my favorite Instructables from this week. Most of them are great Halloween projects (which is sad because Halloween is over – sigh), but hey, we’re smart right? We can have a costume party anytime of the year. (We could also use some of these for other things.)

  • Make a Newspaper Dress – Tired of boring fabric clothing? Try this one on for size! (Pun not intended, but it’s a good one.) And this is so much cheaper than the dollar bill dress.
  • Apple Cider Donuts – Aw shoot. I’m getting hungry again, and I just barely had breakfast.
  • Pirate Cannon Fog Machine – Now this is pretty cool, and you don’t have to find large black balls either. I’ll have to remember this one for the party when my pirate book is finally published.
  • Ludo from the Movie Labyrinth Costume – This is for all you 80’s kids movies buffs out there. This would be a great costume for Dad, and then Mom could be Sarah. Now we just need to find Sir Didymus and Hoggle costumes for the kids.
  • Laser Pumpkin – This makes a great effect for you pumpkins, but I think it would be even better if the laser moved around.
  • Motion Sensing Silly String Shooter Pumpkin – This is hilarious!!! As a trick-or-treater (or party-goer) passes this pumpkin, it shoots silly string at them. Make sure to use a light colored silly string (orange would be best) and it’s like the pumpkin is loosing it.

Not sure how to use these year-round? First, try the laser and the motion sensing silly string shooter in something other than a pumpkin. The silly string shooter would be great on April Fool’s.

Next, remember that costumes aren’t just for Halloween parties and theatrical performances – they’re also great for getting attention any time of year (just try going around town in one – but I’d suggest a non-freaky one (you don’t want the police after you)).

And of course, the fog machine could be put in almost anything. I think it would look awesome having some fog streaming out from under a Christmas tree. It would give it an angelic look.

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