Easy DIY Halloween Props

In this project, we'll use an Adafruit Circuit Playground to light up a cheap halloween prop. This oversized skull also spews out misty cool fog using a humidifier. This DIY project doesn't require any soldering so it's very beginner friendly.

Electronic Halloween!

Using a mister is clean and safe for the kids so it’s cool for them to play with it and okay if they put their hands in it. I think adding electronics to cheap halloween props is a lot of fun and great way to introduce DIY projects to your friends and family. The Circuit Playground has lots of sensors on board so you can make it interactive.

Circuit Playground NeoPixels

The Adafruit Circuit Playground features 10 smart RGB NeoPixel LEDs that can fade between many colors. It ships with preprogrammed rainbow effects, so there's no programming required! It's a great way to get started with DIY electronics and LEDs.

Parts, Tools and Supplies

You'll need a few handy tools to help building this project. All of the parts are available to purchase using the links below.

  • Hot glue gun
  • Screwdriver
  • Hobby Knife
  • Dremel with cut-off wheel and drill bit
1 x Candy Bowl Skull
Halloween Skull Candy Bowl - Hyde and Eek! Boutique™
1 x Mist Maker Hudmifier
Color Changing 12 LED Mist Maker Fogger Water Fountain Pond Fog Atomizer Air Humidifier
1 x Adafruit Circuit Playground
Circuit Playground Classic
1 x Mounting Putty Tack
Mounting Putty Tack
1 x Pocket Screwdriver
It's pocket sized!

This guide was first published on Oct 18, 2017. It was last updated on Oct 18, 2017.

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