Halloween Prank Ideas

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1. Toilet Paper Haunted Tree

  • Toilet Paper Haunted Tree

Toilet Paper Haunted Tree is a Halloween decoration that you can make with your children and family. Make a ghostly tree using toilet paper and white Christmas lights. If you want to make it more festive, use red and green lights or if you want to make it spooky, use black Christmas tree lights. It’s fun for everyone; let your family get creative with their ghostly tree!

2. “Welcome to my Home” Sign

  • “Welcome to my Home” Sign

You’ll need:

  • a blank sign (this can be wood or plastic, but many people prefer wood)
  • black and orange paint
  • paintbrushes
  • First, you’re going to want to paint the lettering for the sign. Use your creativity and make your letters creepy looking! You could do spider webs or dripping blood, or even just have spooky fonts. There are many options for this, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques and styles.
  • Next, decorate the rest of the sign with whatever else you have in mind! You could do bats flying off into the distance or draw a haunted house on it, as well as many other things that we won’t spoil here—the fun is in letting your creativity go wild!!

3. Glowing Eyes Window

This is one of the best Halloween pranks that is easy to make. It requires a window with black construction paper covering it. The window frame can be covered with a black cloth. You need two pairs of glowing eyes behind the window.

The glowing eyes are made from battery operated tea lights. Be sure to place them behind the paper and not in front of it as you don’t want light spilling out around them!

4. Spooky Eyes in the Fireplace

This is one of the most popular funny Halloween pranks. People have been using this trick since ages now and you can use it too in your house. To start off, create a spooky atmosphere in your room by switching off all the lights and lighting up candles. Then you need to place a light source in such a way that it appears to be in an unreachable position like inside a wall or behind a pillar or at the top of a stack of books on the bookshelf. You can use anything as long as it glows including a flashlight, battery-powered candle, or simply glow sticks.

Place such sources at different places around your apartment and when people come over for some spooky fun, they will be surprised to see eyes looking back at them from different places.

5. Spiderweb Tablecloth

Materials Needed:

1 yard of white fabric

Black fabric paint




Old newspapers

6. Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

This one is a fun way to make a paper lantern even more impressive. This works best with the kind of paper lantern that has a very thin top, and is better if you don’t use plastic or vinyl because they tend not to fold as easily as paper. In this example, the witch hat is actually separate from the paper lantern. You can use them together or separately, and it’s easy to make so it doesn’t take long to create!

You can place this as a centerpiece on your dinner table or at any other central location in your home. Keep in mind that no matter where you put it, there will be plenty of people who notice this and want to ask about how you did it!

7. Light-Up Black Cat in the Window

  • Light-Up Black Cat in the Window: This prank is quick and easy to do, but it’s still sure to spook people who are walking by. You’ll need black construction paper, a stencil of a black cat silhouette, double-sided tape, and glow sticks. Your first step is to cut out the cat shapes from the construction paper using your stencil. Next, you can use double-sided tape to stick them on a window in your home—the darker the better! Then take two glow sticks and put them underneath each cat shape so that they appear bright green when turned on. When somebody walks by at night, they’ll see glowing green eyes shining through their window.

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8. Spider Web Doorway Curtain

When your guests are all ready to party, you don’t want them tripping over a load of cobwebs at your door. You want an elegant Spider Web Doorway Curtain, which is easy enough to make yourself. All you need is some black crepe paper and a pair of scissors.

Here’s how:

  • Cut the crepe paper into long strips and tie them together in the middle, making sure that the ends are even.
  • Tie one end of the strip to a curtain rod or door frame, and twist the other end around it several times until it looks like a spider web (hence the name). Do this on both sides of your doorway for best results.

The finished product will be very low-maintenance, but still look good enough to last through a whole night’s worth of partying (or trick-or-treating). It can also be used as part of a larger theme—for example, if you’re going all-out with an entire haunted house set up!

9. A Giant Spider Attack!

This one is for the creative pranksters who want to get a little spooky. For this prank, you’ll need:

  • A giant black plastic spider from a toy store
  • A long stick (you can use one from your backyard)
  • A set of scissors (or an X-Acto knife)

First, attach the giant plastic spider to the end of your stick with some hot glue or—if you’re feeling strong—with duct tape (be careful not to burn yourself!). You may need to make a hole in the spider’s head and then insert the stick through that hole. Once it’s secure, try moving it around on your front lawn before Halloween night. If you’re worried about scaring any children who pass by, now is a good time to test how visible it will be if someone walks by at night. When they do walk by, wait until they are right next door… then let that big guy loose! He’ll pounce with his hairy legs and many eyes!

10. Oversized Ghost Made Out of Sheets

  • Create an oversized ghost. Take a large sheet and stuff it with newspaper (or any other material you have lying around). This will help the sheet maintain its shape as you drape it over a statue, scarecrow, or even another person. Regardless of how you choose to use this costume, your guests will be terrified when they come across this large, hanging fiend during the witching hour!

Here are 10 easy, yet effective DIY decorations to help you create a spooky and creepy ambiance at home this Halloween

Thanks to the Internet, it is now easier than ever to decorate your house for Halloween and spook your neighbors!

You can start by hanging a few bats in strategic places around your home. Then, create some hanging ghosts or creepy pumpkins with paper as window or doorway décor. Finally, use cobwebs on mirrors and portraits to finish off the look.


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