Halloween’s already over, but here’s some decoration ideas for next year!
My Pumpkin Carving:
As you can see in my Jigsaw pumpkin carving, it is has a foggy smoke around it. I created this effect using dry ice!
Dry Ice Effects:
I bought around 15 pounds worth of dry ice from Continental Carbonic Products Inc. for around $18 – $19.
Halloween Effects using Dry Ice:
Fog Effect: Fill a metal/plastic container 1/2 full with hot water. Add a few pieces of dry ice every 5 – 10 minutes. **Note: As the water cools, it will be necessary to start over with hot water to maintain the fog effect.
Witches Brew: Place a smaller metal/plastic container 1/2 full with hot water and a few pieces of dry ice into a larger punch bowl. Then, add punch to the punch bowl, making sure that the dry ice DOES NOT come into contact with the punch. **Note: As the water cools, it will be necessary to start over with hot water to maintain the fog effect.
Jack O’ Lantern: Choose a pumpkin large enough to hold a large can inside. Clean out the pumpkin and carve anything you choose. Fill the can about 1/2 full of hot water and mix in a cup of salt. Place the can inside the pumpkin. Wearing gloves, drop two or three large pieces of dry ice into the can of water. **Note: As the water cools, it will be necessary to start over with hot water to maintain the fog effect.
- Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide
- Avoid contact with skin, eyes, mouth and clothing. It may cause cold burns.
- Asphyxiant – liberates heavy gas which may cause suffocation.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not eat or put into drinks.
- Do not seal in glass or other closed containers
- Make sure area is properly ventilated before using.
- Use heavy gloves when handling, as dry ice may cause cold burns.
Does my nephew’s Halloween costume look familiar?