Halloween weekend outcome

As you know we had our Halloween party this weekend at our school.

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Entrance

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Games Room

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Hall

Every year we have a mini ghost house at our academy along with snacks, movies, and games. The kids always love being scared and a lot of kids show up for the event. My husband had a witch-cottage room and I had an Oogie boogie room. As promised here are some picture of how our rooms turned out.

Witch Cottage

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Oogie Boogie Room

For the Oogie Boogie room we used neon blacklight reactive paints and 2 black lights but unfortunately the black lights didn’t last for the full 4 hours of the event.

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We had a lot of fun during our weekend event but we’re glad that its over with for now and we can take it easy, until next year….

 

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How to make a Halloween well

For Halloween we made this well. I say we because it was mostly my sister in law. I only did the finishing touches namely blotching grey paint on the edges.

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We started off with a square box a the bottom as our base.

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We then glued shoe boxes in a circle to the box. We were lucky enough to have picked up a bunch of polystyrene squares on our way from work one night as they were building in our area. If you don’t have access to polystyrene bricks then you can use small boxes and shoe boxes. We used various sizes to make it look more authentic. When painting the boxes however, rather use a matte type paint otherwise it will look really shiny.

We cut the top polystyrene bricks with a Styrofoam cutter . We cut it into uneven pieces to make it look like the well have been broken and we laid some off cut peices on the floor to make it look like broken bricks

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We painted everything black and then used grey paint to blodge the sides of the bricks, I also used some green and brown paint at the bottom of the well to make it look like dirt and moss.

I then took some of those plastic aquatic grass that you use in fish tanks and cut it into small pieces. I glued this (with a glue gun) to the well into most of the hooks and crannies.

Our well was now ready for display. We have collected some leaves the week before and threw this on the floor to cover the brown base of the well and some silk lavender flowers for effect. My sister in law also added some pictures with smoked glass to the scene to make it look scarier.

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The final result

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Scaring the Children at our School

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Getting the Chills in Summer

As summer approaches I’m noticing more and more scary movies on Korean Television. I remember the same thing last year.Apparently the reason why we see so many scary movies here in Summer is because the Koreans believe that if you get chills(goosebumps) it helps to cool you down in the extremely warm and humid weather

Furthermore Halloween is a huge thing here in the private schools and as a foreigner you are in charge of planning a whole Halloween. A good idea is always to show the kids some scary movies to get them into the feel of Halloween.

Here are some of my favourite short scary movies that you can show the Korean kids for Halloween 🙂

  1. Suckablood – Fairytale (Bloody Cuts Films)

2. 2AM: The Smiling Man ( from Mark Evans)

3. Don’t Move” – Award Winning Demon Short Film (Bloody Cuts Films) This movie is better for older student, its too scary for the elementary students and there’s some swearing in the beginning.

4. Lights out (ponysmasher) (there’s some nudity at the end of this one so maybe not appropriate for kids but still a good one to watch)

5. a function 이계도함수 – a short horror film This one is pretty scary especially for Korean kids who study all the time.

 

Hope you enjoy these snippets as much as I did and if you have some more suggestions feel free to comment below.