Halloween Decorations with a mischievous twist!

Hi folks! It’s me, Max! Head of mischief and fun at MAOAM HQ. You better believe Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. Tricks AND treats, what’s not to love?

I’m a bit of a creative soul at heart. So, I was thinking up some ideas for decorating for Halloween that involved some hands-on DIY crafting! These decorations are loads of fun and super creative. They also give you a chance to get up to some good old-fashioned mischief. Mwah ha ha!

Roll up your sleeves ladies and jellybeans because we’re doing some DIY with these Halloween Decorations!

Cool your head!

You will need:

  • A Halloween mask
  • A large jar, bowl or container that will fit the mask
  • Green food colouring

Now, you’re aiming to get a picture-perfect ‘ah!’ rather than an ‘ARGH!!’ with this one so feel free to get silly.

Place a funny Halloween mask in a large jar or bowl- a witchy grin perhaps! Or a slimy monster, perfect! Then, fill the container up with water and a little green food colouring. Voila! A little surprise for every time you reach for the milk! Check out how our fellow pranksters Dick and Dom did their version here

It’s raining cats and spiders!

You will need:

  • Several rubber spiders
  • Fake cobwebs (optional)
  • Empty MAOAM packet (adults, we know it was you who scoffed them all!)
  • Sticky tape

Rubber spiders give me HOURS of fun. Add them to a classic door opening prank and I’m in stitches. This one requires an adult or a very tall kid who has been eating all their broccoli.

Fill your empty MAOAM sweet packet with several rubber spiders. Turning it upside down (be careful not to spill your 8-legged friends!) tape the closed end to the ceiling just above the door, trapping the open end between the closed door and frame. When an unsuspecting person opens it up, they’ll get a scary shower of the creepy crawlies! For added spook, add some fake cobwebs!

When things go bump in the light!

This one is cheap as chips and pretty cool if you ask me!

You will need:

  • Black coloured card
  • A lighter coloured crayon
  • Scissors- careful!

Take a light-coloured pen, crayon or chalk, draw out a spooky silhouette onto your black card. Witches and cats, floating ghosts or if you’re REALLY feeling artistic, a mob of zombies! Make sure your silhouettes are simple enough to cut out, so you are left with a recognisable outline.

Sticky-tape your silhouette around the inside of a lamp so then when it’s switched on*, your creepy creation will appear. Boo!

*Just be careful not to touch any bare bulbs with fingers or paper to avoid fire hazards.

Really ~ hands on ~ buffet

This could almost put you off your MAOAMs. But if you’re feeling gruesome why not liven – or do I mean deaden! Ha ha! – up your sweetie bowl with a few fake fingers!

You will need:

  • MAOAM joystixx
  • Flaked almonds
  • A teaspoon
  • Fake edible blood (optional)
  • Other MAOAM selections

Simply unwrap a few MAOAM joystixx and with clean hands, roll, pinch and squish around until they look like gnarled fingers! Then grab some flaked almonds and press one into the tip of each to create a fingernail. Extra points for creating some knuckle indentations with a teaspoon or fake blood with some food dye. And minus points for scoffing any early!

Pop them in amongst your wrapped MAOAMs and dare your friends and family to take a lucky dip!

Pinball piñata

This one is perfect for a rainy weekend! It doubles up as a fun Halloween game too.

Piñatas are traditional to South American culture, especially Mexico and let me tell you, they are so much fun!

You will need:

  • A balloon (and some backups!)
  • Old newspaper or paper
  • PVA glue
  • Paint (you just need black and white for our skull version!)
  • A pin or a sharp object (and a responsible adult!)
  • String
  • Sticky tape
  • MAOAM selection pack

Blow up a balloon to a good size and tie a knot in it. Then sticky tape it to a craft-friendly table so it’s secure to work on.

Tear up 2.5cm strips of newspaper and coat in glue (a little dishful is very handy here!). Then paste onto the balloon, building up to cover the entire surface (leaving a little gap around the tie) at least twice so it feels nice and thick. Let this dry!

Once dry you can pop the balloon inside – safely of course! You should be left with a nifty shell! Then you can paint a fun Halloween design onto it, my recommendation being a spooky skull!

Fill up your piñata shell with MAOAM sweets and seal the hole with tape, looping through some string. Then, tie it up somewhere where you can let it swing around.

Then it’s party time! Take turns to have a good whack of the pinata with a stick or a sports bat till it pops, and the sweets burst out! Heavenly…

Phew! All those ideas have got me itching to get creative! Fancy more ideas? Check out the rest of the hub here for more creative ideas and even how to put on your own Halloween treasure hunt!

If you’re bursting with creativity or are planning on getting spooky too, make sure you share your mischievous makings with us at MAOAM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I’d love to see them!

Lots of love, Max!