Monday, October 29

Halloween 2012 Party Ideas: Medusa Ice Face and Hands Punch

Legend goes that if you were unfortunate enough to lock eyes with the mythical creature Medusa, you would forever be turned to stone. This festive punch won't quite have the same effect, but it's sure to leave your party guests frozen in their tracks as they gaze into the bowl to find the ghastly face staring back at them.

What you will need:

  • Duct Tape
  • Plastic Face Mask
  • Green liquid food coloring
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic container, such as a Serilite bin
  • Packing Peanuts / Bubble Wrap
  • Gummy Worms
  • Pair of Latex Gloves
  • Rubber Bands
  • Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Ginger ale or Lemonade to make punch

The setup:

1. Using duct tape, tape up all of the mask's orifices, such as the nostril holes, inside and out. Place the mask face-down in the plastic container, stabilizing the mask in place with the packing material.

2. Using the food coloring, dye about 3 cups of water light green (this should require only about one drop of the coloring). Pour the mixture into the mask, filling it about halfway.

3. Lay the gummy worms as desired around the head of the mask, creating Medusa's hair and using clothespins to hold them in place. Freeze the mask, at least overnight.

4. To create the hands, fill the latex gloves with water (one glove holds about 1 1/2 cups water, so you'll need about 3 cups for both). Using rubber bands, tie the gloves at the wrists to seal them shut. Place the hands flat on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, to prevent them from sticking. Freeze the hands, at least overnight.

5. Remove the mask from the container, remove the face from the mask mold, and remove the hands from the gloves. (They should come out easily, but if not, place the hands and face in another container filled with room-temperature water to loosen them from the molds.) Turn the face upside-down to reveal the green face with worm hair.

6. Prepare the punch of your choice (Martha uses lemonade and ginger ale), gently slide the face into the punch, and add the hands -- one on each side, palms facing up.

Stay tuned until Halloween for all sorts of different party ideas.


YeamieWaffles said...

This is such an awesome idea and definitely would make a great conversation piece at any party, I love it man!

Punk Glam Queen said...

Oo love it (especially since its acid green!) Jet

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Very cool!!!

D4 said...

Might end up using this even after Halloween!

Atley said...

pretty dang cool. Love when you go to the halloween party and the host put this much effort into making it a festive night!

Adorably Dead said...

Knew how to make the hands, but never thought about making a face before. Nice.

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