In a previous post I mentioned that my kids wanted a haunted room to walk through. I suggested doing a haunted tent so between now and Friday night I have to get it set up so are I have been digging out stuff we have, bought some things and been thinking of a plan.
So here are the items I already had…
tent, sleeping bag, bed sheets and clothespins for making walls, old clothing for making monster bodies, flashlights , extension cords, various string lights-red and yellow, mason jars and lids, duct tape, rope, string, large mesh hamper, small tables, wooden benches (already outside), CD player and I’ll likely burn a CD of selected tracks from the sound effects discs I have on the computer.
Stuff I found in the kid’s rooms or the basement-
plastic skull, rubber bats, rubber bugs, jack o lantern mask, foam sword, glowing eyeballs, rubber hand, five plastic trick or treating pumpkins, two metal candle holder lanterns just right for battery tea lights.
Stuff I bought at the Dollar Tree-
battery run tea light candles, mini strobe lights, rubber cockroaches, plastic severed fingers, plastic severed hand, Caution plastic strip,Beware hanging sign, cheap zombie mask, creepy cloth-like a shredded curtain, rubber bat, big plastic rat, spider on a web-the web is about basketball size.
Things I need to make-
Monsters made out of zombie mask, jack o lantern mask and old clothes.
I have these giant googly eyes that just scream to be put on a big monster. I was thinking a big spider made out of garbage bags but I’ll see how hard that will be to make.
I have also been considering a ghost, but don’t have any white bed sheets so I’d have to cut up and old white shirt-maybe I have one.
I’ll have extension cords out to the tent and a power strip. I’ll use that for any electric lighting and the CD player. I’ll have a bench outside the tent with one the masked monsters and some pumpkins on it. Whatever monster I make with the googly eyes will likely be attached to the top of the tent. I hope to use sheets to separate the tent into three section and the kids will enter on the left go around in a circle and exit the same way. So for the three sections I am thinking the first will be covered with body parts-severed hand and the eyeballs and fingers in jars. The second section will have animals-the spider web, rat, rubber insects and the biggest piece will be the mesh hamper with rubber bats hanging in it-this will either be on a table or maybe hung from the ceiling. The last section will be the sleeping bag with a monster with one of the masks on hopefully sitting up in the bag. I have three mini-strobe lights so I can use one of those for each section and I have a hanging battery powered lantern and maybe a dozen battery tea lights to light things up as well where needed.
Suggestions? I have never done anything like this before so if you have let me know of any ideas you have.