The Story of Scary Suggestions
The decision to shoot Halloween show ideas was born on the drive to KIDabra in August 2019. Sherry and I dreamed up an idea to use the Great Green Growing Machine as Frankenstein’s head. I shared the idea with Steve Petra and within minutes he sent back a script that was way funnier than I would have written. No need to reinvent that wheel so it’s all provided in the PURPLE PAINT CAN post. As I was making the props for Frank-can-stein, I decided to do a little more brainstorming to see what ideas we could find hiding in the garage. That’s how Scary Suggestions was brought to life. Enjoy.

Scary Spell Casting
A fun idea for Dollar Tree book boxes. To see more about the products used in the video . . .
POLE CONTROL

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POLE CONTROL
APPEARING POLES
RAINBOW STREAMERS

Scary Frank-can-stein Suggestion
See the full script and DIY instructions with the PURPLE PAINT CAN

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GREAT GREEN GROWING MACHINE
POP UP PAD
PRODUCTION BANNERS

Scary Books
This is a very simple idea that can be applied to any book. We have other posts in the Studio using this idea.
VIP Book Surprise
VIP Book Surprise 1

Scary Boo Screen
Here’s an idea for a slightly different way to use our Super Screen (Temple Screen) To see EVERYTHING related to our Super Screen just click EVERYTHING.

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SUPER SCREEN
PRODUCTION BANNERS
HALLOWEEN PRINTABLE ART

Scary Rabbit
Here’s an idea for a scary production. Video shows all.

Scary Smile Maker
Trick or Treat candy catchers are everywhere during the holiday season. How about using them to perform Smile Maker. Here are the links to all the Smile Maker products in the Studio.
ORIGINAL SMILE MAKER
SMILE MAKER 2.0
PUMPKIN MAKER
SLIME MAKER
STAR MAKER & CLOWN MAKER

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SMILE MAKER
PUMPKIN MAKER
CLOWN MAKER
SLIME MAKER
STAR MAKER

Scary Owl
This video shows off our Snowy Owl change bag. You’ll also enjoy the fun way I used a flashlight. The art for the Hogwarts letter is found at MoreThanThursdays.com CLICK HERE

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SNOWY OWL BAG

Scary Ken Can
This is just plain SILLY. However, I have found that silly often inspires stupid. Hopefully this will inspire something stupid you can do with a Switch Can or a brain silk. 

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GET AHEAD
SWITCH CAN

Scary Ectoplasm
Here’s a fun idea for our Crayon-Ola. All is explained on the video. To see everything about Crayon-Ola, CLICK HERE

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CRAYON-OLA

Scary Static
This idea uses our Switch Pop gimmick and the brain silk from our Get Ahead trick. Please note, Get Ahead does not come with a solid black silk. That was added from my stash of silks. If you’re a magician, you probably have a stash too.

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SWITCH POP
GET AHEAD

The Scary Hamper is one of my favorite finds of the season. Lee Andrews is the finder. He send me a picture when he saw it in a Lowes and I was off to find it. At the time you see this video, it may not be available. But until then, here’s the link at Lowe’s website. HOLIDAY LIVING 55 GAL HAPHAZARD BARREL

Halloween Change Bag
Originally Published October 1, 2015 as a VIP Video

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