Scaring Your Neighbors - Clever Halloween Trick

For this instructable, you will need:
 An old table, one which you can cut a hole in
 A bowl with a hole in the bottom or a lampshade
 A power drill
 A hand saw
 A large Blanket or bedsheet
 A Roll of scotch Tape

Step 1: Make a Hole

-Begin by Marking out a hole in the center of the table, i reccommend a diameter of no more than 10cm.
-Start cutting out the hole by drilling 3, 2" holes around the outside of the circle
-Finish the cut with your hand saw
-Sand the hole with some high-grit sandpaper

Step 2: Cover Up

- Use a Large Bedsheet or Blanket to cover the front and sides of the table so the unsuspecting trick-or-treaters wont see you hiding underneath.
- If you fold the blanket as shown in the pictures, You'll get a perfect cover on all four sides with just enough to reach the ground (depending on the table)
-Use a small piece of scotch tape after each fold to hold the blanket in place.

Step 3: Add a Bowl

Or a lampshade!
-Now cut a hole in the bottom of your bowl and place it on the table so the hole in the table and the hole in the bowl line up.
-use a few small pieces of scotch tape on the inside of the bowl or lamshade to hold it in place.
-Make a sign that says "Please take one" and place it in front of the bowl.
-Crawl under and wait :P



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    it sounds pretty evil... LOL i bet your neighbors will hate you for scaring the heck out of their kids like that XD


    9 years ago on Introduction

     Crawl under and wait for what?  I don't get this at all.  What's it supposed to do?

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    its explained briefly in the video. basically, you're supposed to wait for someone to reach in and then you grab their hand. So yes, you crawl underneath and wait.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You fill the bowl with candy and then you put your hand up through the hole.  As someone grabs a piece, you reach out for them.  If you are good they will drop all of their candy as they run away.  I you are not that lucky, you will get the tar  kicked out of you as the victim has a panic attack.