My family moved to a new house earlier in September. Leaving my old house full of great memories was super hard, but one great thing is that I have an entryway to my house. Why is that great you ask? Because I have a front entryway to decorate for Halloween of course! In our old place we only had a door and we were lucky to get 5 kids trick or treating at our house.
This year was wonderfully different. I decided to go with a monster theme for our entryway. I ran across this DIY cardboard haunted house on Pinterest and, due to the fact we had just moved in, I had a ton of cardboard boxes. Perfect for making monsters! I painted two monsters for the entryway.
Next, I put up some lights. I added a little bit of fur (from a boa--and I wish I would have had enough to go around the whole door) and a snake-like monster I made from an old witch nylon I wasn't going to use anymore.
I stuck a monster above the black light (I had a left over puppet that I made last year and tweaked it to be a monster).
I felt like something was missing until I stumbled across this idea of putting beach ball eyeballs in your trees. I didn't have any trees big enough for that, but I did have styrofoam balls and felt. I made little eyes to go around the door.
I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. Can you see the little monsters I painted? My brother was borrowing my nice black light so I couldn't get a picture, but they glow in the black light as well.
If you paint anything with glow in the dark or fluorescent paint I would suggest doing it on something white. It would be fun to try doing it on foam boards that kids use for school projects. I think the foam would be sturdier too so your monsters (or whatever you make) would stand up a little better than mine did. Let me know how your projects turn out.