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23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween

Because kids need more than just treats.

1. Put your "head" in a jar, then leave it in the fridge to be discovered.

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That's no head of lettuce. Learn how to pull off this trick here.

2. Serve up some "spider chip cookies."

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For extra fun, tell your kids an hour or so before serving that you found a bunch of spiders in the kitchen that morning.

3. Give your kids a startle the next time they use the bathroom.

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Order this toilet monster decal here.

4. You can give them a scare when they reach for the toilet paper, too.

5. Hang this pleasant fellow made out of craft paper at the end of a dark hallway.

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You: "Okay, pal. Why don't you go brush your teeth before bed." (Waits for scream)

6. Put fake cockroaches in your kids' cereal box.

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Then sit back and watch their face when they pour themselves a bowl. Order a novelty pack of the creepy crawlers here.

7. Make your kids think there's a ghost in the backyard.

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Learn how to make this not-actually-a-ghost out of chicken wire here.

8. Use toilet paper rolls to put glowing eyes just outside your kids' bedroom window.

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Just be prepared for your kids to ask to sleep in your bed once they see them.

9. Wake your kids up Halloween morning wearing plastic fangs.

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Extra points for wearing devil horns, too.

10. Buy an "Undead Ted" and place it innocently among your kid's stuffed animal collection.

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Order your own Undead Ted here.

11. Freak out your kids by eating a bowl of creepy worms.

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They're easy to make using a box of straws and Jell-O. Learn how here.

12. Hang a talking tree decoration on a tree outside.

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When your kids walk past a motion sensor will trigger the decoration to speak, which will likely trigger your kids to soil their underwear.

13. Pack a "bloody" hard boiled egg in their lunch.

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Your kid's screams will fill the school cafeteria. Find out how to put red Jell-O in an egg shell here.

14. Turn a regular photo into a haunted one using the Camera Hoax app.

15. Pose as a harmless scarecrow decoration on your porch.

Then, when your kids come home, jump up and give them a fright!

16. Give your kids a chill by chilling their drinks with creepy cubes.

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All you need are some dollar store spiders. Learn more here.

17. Write a scary message with liquid dish soap on the bathroom mirror.

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When your kid gets out of the shower they'll be shocked to see the steam revealed your hidden message. I'd suggest: "Eat your veggies or else."

18. You can also make your mirror "haunted."

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Learn how here.

19. Hide your hand in a candy bowl.

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Cover a large cardboard box with a plastic table cloth so it looks like a table, then cut a hole in the top. Put a candy bowl (with a hole of its own) atop the table, then hide underneath. When your kid takes a candy, reach up and grab their wrist!

20. Put red Kool-Aid in a shower head.

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It will send a "bloody" blast of water shooting out when your kid (teen?) turns on the shower. See a tutorial here.

21. Stick eyes on the food in the refrigerator.

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"Mom, I'm getting a snack... AAAARRGGHHHH!"

22. Place a scary mask on your kid's pillow.

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Perfect for kids who take forever to get out of bed in the morning.

23. Stick press-on nails in hot dogs.

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Then leave the "appendages" around the house for your kids to stumble across.

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