Introduction: My Haunted Yard

Picture of My Haunted Yard

I've been doing a Halloween display for the past 20 years, each year I try to add one or two new props.

The electric chair has a jigsaw to make the dummy move back and forth, one strobe under the chair and one above the dummies head plus sound of a guy screaming all is set of by a motion sensor.

The witches cauldron stirs by itself by the use of a rechargable screwdriver motor and the witches head moves back and forth using a oscillating fan, plus sounds of a cackling witch all set off by a motion sensor.

The coffin was made from several doors.

There are two pop-up props run by compressed air, I used pneumatic door openers to make them pop up, set off by a trigger switch.

Most of the dummies were made by wrapping my kids and a mannequin that are clothed in duct tape then cutting them out re-joining where they were cut with duct tape and then stuffed with grocery bags. Some of the hands were made by casting my hands in latex.

A few props like the gator and the guy holding the head and one of the clowns was made using paper mache and coating with a plastic coat.

Comments

CareInn (author)2016-10-24

Awesome!

Paul Crozzoli (author)CareInn2016-11-01

Thank you!!

ratbeard (author)2016-10-12

Haha, wow what a great yard!

Paul Crozzoli (author)ratbeard2016-10-12

Thank You!!!!

Swansong (author)2016-10-07

This is so awesome! I bet the trick or treaters love your house!

Paul Crozzoli (author)Swansong2016-10-07

Thank you!!!!!