Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Three Stooges Jack-O-Lantern

A little Halloween decorating idea from Popular Mechanics in 1935: make a "safe and cheap" jack-o-lantern from a balloon, a flashlight and some wrapping paper. Before you start, though, you have to blow up the balloon and paint on a grumpy Curly Howard face. You could make Moe and Larry lanterns to go with it.

I'm not sure where you would put this, since the flashlight has to be laid flat in order for people to see the balloon face. And someone also needs to be flashing the light on and off. I'm sure someone at your house will gladly volunteer to just hold the Curly balloon-and-flashlight and flick the on-off switch, all evening. And they can say "woo woo!" instead of "boo!" That will be fun.


vanilla said...

Okay, so we were much more easily entertained in the 30s.

Do the phrases "bobbing for apples" and "pin the tail on the donkey" mean anything to you?

BTW, Happy Halloween!

Lidian said...

vanilla - We were more easily entertained in the 60s, too! I used to have pin the tail on the donkey at my birthday parties back then :)

Never bobbed for apples, though...