Monday, October 15, 2012

Carnevil Party Pictures

Here are some pictures of the carnival all set up.  I didn't have time to take any during the party.  Stuffed animals were given for winning a game.  The ball at the Fortune Teller stand was filled with Fate cards.  If you got a bad Fate you had to go up on the Side Show Stage and act out whatever the card said.  We also had a rock climbing wall and a BB gun shooting range.  I didn't get pictures of the shooting range.

Finished Haunted House

It is so dark in the haunted house that the camera couldn't see.  In the video below I used a spotlight.  I will try to take another with a brighter light so you can really see each room.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Building a lake

We decided it would be fun to add water to our haunted house.  There was already a plan to enter a cave so why not have to cross some dark water on a tiny bridge to get there.  The cave idea was created because half of our haunted house is under a metal car port and the other half is outside of it.  Since the car port has walls down part of the side you have to duck under the wall to exit.  This makes for a great cave entrance.

We started by finished the walls to the floor with plywood.  We rounded out the opening with the plywood and later covered the door with lots of Styrofoam to save the heads we are sure will make contact.  We outlined the water area with logs and wood we had on hand and screwed them together well.  There will be a lot of pressure on these from the water so they need to be well connected.  We built our bridge out of wood we had on hand.