Halloween Party Idea: Spooky Ice Hands
Use household gloves to make some ghostly hands to add to Halloween party games and decor!
- disposable gloves (use something flexible that you’re comfortable using around kids – if you’re not interested in using latex, consider using some kitchen gloves)
- food dye (green seemed the spookiest!)
- freezer, butcher, wax, or parchment paper
The night (or week!) before: fill your glove of choice with water, and add food dye to desired color. We added a lot of green because we wanted the “hands” to really stand out! Next time, we’ll experiment with lots more colors.
Tie up the ends of the gloves. If you’re using a thicker kitchen glove, you may have to twist the end and secure (tight!) with a rubberband.
Put the gloves in the freezer. Because the wet gloves might freeze to the sides of the freezer, consider setting the gloves on a sheet of freezer paper to ensure you can easily remove them later.
On the day of: take your gloves out of the freezer. Keep them on ice until you’re really ready to use them! We ran them under a lukewarm tap for a few seconds to “loosen the skin”.
Then carefully peel back the gloves, taking extra care not to break off any fingers! Add your icy hands to a bucket of apples and for some spooky bobbing-for-apples action, or use in a a cooler at a party. Imagine going to grab a drink and having this ghoulish green hand grabbing you!
Make a few extras…we learned the hard way that the “fingers” are very fragile!