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Step 1: Parts You Will Need
1) A small oscillating fan.
2) Fake Hands
3) Black Plastic Sheeting.
4) strong fishing line, string, or duct tape
5) Mounting equipment
- I used a small piece of rope & two drywall screws to hold up the fan.
I found a fan for $5 at a local "Big Lots". Although, it's actually hard to find a fan where I live in the Fall. The remove all the fans from the shelves and replace them with heaters. So, make sure you plan in advance.
The hands, I was able to get from work. I work at a hospital that does prosthetics. A lot of times they have extra hands and feet that were damaged and can't be used to make the prosthetics, so I end up with a ton of feet and hands, perfect for a haunted house. I had to settle for 2 left hands. People usually don't notice in a dimly lit area.
The Black Plastic Sheeting can be found in any pretty much any hardware store. I picked mine up at Wal-Mart in the paint department. It cost me $7.99 for a 25 foot roll. It's also great for making black walls in a haunted house
Step 2: Hook the Hands to the Fan
Tie both hands to either side of the fan. Make sure you don't get the line tied up in the fan blades. If fishing line doesn't work on your fake hands, you may need to result to duct tape.
Step 3: Mount the Fan on the Ceiling
Luckily my patio is framed in on the ceiling, so it makes it pretty easy for me. If this doesn't work for you, you may need another mounting method.
Step 4: Cover Fan With Black Sheeting
Staple the plastic sheeting around the fan, allowing room for the fan to move back & forth. Also, obviously leave holes for the hands to poke through.