|Dry items to use could be plastic bones, skulls, rubber mice, rubber snakes or worms, baby doll parts, black birds, owls, fake roaches and bugs, etc. I got a bag of bones at Michaels and just dumped them in this glass jar. Spooky.|
|Martha put glittery green skulls and bones under a cake dome. She has a green glitter kit you can buy to make your own fake skulls a-glisten.|
I was excited to find these skulls at Dollar Tree. They are like little shrunken heads. They are made of foam and covered with black glitter. I borrowed Martha’s idea and used a cake dome to enclose them.
Place the objects in the jar and fill with water to cover specimens. Then, add a few drops of food coloring. You could do blue, green, yellow, or red. If you want it to look cloudy, add a drop of milk. When night falls, a few lit candles around the jars would make a very eerie vignette.
Who knew some plain old veggies could make such creepy specimen jars for Halloween display? Jars of brains, eyeballs, and other body parts suspended in embalming fluid – I can’t help but think of Gene Wilder in Young Dr. Frankenstein and the Brain Depository with the door that reads “Drop Brains In Slot.”
Scary or funny labels make the “laboratory” feel more convincing.
|Try printing out these from Dave Lowe’s blog and aging them a little before applying.|
Click on these thumbnails for a couple more ideas for specimen jars: