Eye Balls and Spell Book5:00 AM
This was super easy.
I just got a package of ping pong balls at Dollar Tree.
Then using permanent markers, drew the pupil and iris on each ball. I only had blue, I wish I'd had a brown Sharpie to give my jar variety. Then with red I drew squiggle veins.
Then I just jammed the ping ball eyes in a little mason jar, so they'd seem really pickled. I poured about half water and half white vinegar to hopefully prevent bacteria, gross growth, and a drop or two of green food coloring. I just wrapped some twine around the ring. I also thought maybe yellow food coloring would look gross too, but then I thought of urine since we've had a lot of that lately with potty training and went with green.
This was another easy one with stuff you already have probably.
I just took a big text book that was black (you could always cover one with black paper or I had planned on using a brown paper bag but found a black cover and got lazy).
If you had an old family bible that would be really cool to use.
For the pages, I used newsprint (actually the newsprint the thrift store wrapped some glassware in).
It was a big sheet, so I folded it in half and jammed it in the center of the book.
With the book closed, I could trace the size of the page without measuring anything. Then I just took the paper out and cut out the pages. So it's just one sheet with the fold in it.
So I found the recipe for Polyjuice Potion, my little ode to HP.
I wrote the potions with a fountain ink pen to look like a quill was used.
Then to further age the pages, I used the shoe polish and stipple brush to add some brown tarnish. It really showed the wrinkles in the newsprint which I liked.
To attach my pages to the text book, I opened the book to the middle, and jammed the fold in.
The I just used painter's tape on the corners to attach it to the page.
Only a few more of these creepy Halloween items and then we'll show you the whole witch table!