CALLING ALL CREATIVES! Help Needed in Advance of the Costume Carnival!
PS58 The Carroll School

Hi All: 

In advance of the rapidly approaching Costume Carnival (10.26), we are in need of some help with the creative work that goes into putting on a successful and fun event! 

We have some new silly and neat - BUT ambitious -  ideas for games that will require folks with art /sculpture / backgrounds, carpenter's tools/ etc....or just an imagination! We have photos and basic instructions but need help with the execution. :) Sign up with a friend or two and have fun with it! Whitney will meet with you/your team and walk you through what your individual game needs.  NB: This does NOT require you to work the game during the carnival. 

Also, each booth will require a poster, so we will need volunteers to create these. You don't have to be a professional artist - have fun with it ...sparkly, BIG, or Halloween-y!

THANK YOU for all that you do to support our community and the kids!


Whitney Rallo and Anik Levy 

Co Community Event Coordinators 


Food Sales Poster Signed Up: 2 / 2

Tickets Poster Signed Up: 2 / 2

Game Poster : Do You Dare? Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Eyeball in a Haystack Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Walk the Plank Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Zombie Eyeball Toss Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Monster Nose Pick Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Pumpkin Pull Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Candy Corn Toss Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Guessing Booth Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Spider Web Run! Signed Up: 1 / 1

Game Poster: Spin The Spider Web Wheel Signed Up: 1 / 1

Raffle Poster Signed Up: 1 / 1

Arts & Crafts Poster Signed Up: 2 / 2

Face Painting Poster Signed Up: 2 / 2

Game 1: Do you Dare? (Halloween Mystery Boxes and Witch's Brew) Signed Up: 3 / 4

Volunteer will need to make 5-8 boxes that kids will reach into to feel the insides. The boxes should be labeled on the outside. End of table will be a witch (played by volunteer) stirring her ‘brew’ (juice) that kids can taste. Supplies Needed: • Shoebox/Card board boxes cut with holes on the top (only big enough for hand to stick through) • Halloween wrapping around box or painted • Signs to describe what is in the box • Zombie Brains: Cooked spaghetti, cauliflower head, cold oatmeal • Dead Hand: Rubber Glove filled with flour • Dead skin: smashed up boiled egg whites • Witches ears: dried apricots • Mummy Eyeballs: peeled grapes, olives • Guts: canned spinach • Spider legs: pipe cleaners • Werewolf Teeth: popcorn kernels, candy corn • Witch tongue: long sliced bananas • Wipes for hands at the end • Cups for the brew • Large container and cauldron • Brew: I have a recipe, more to come here!
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Game 2: Walk the Plank Signed Up: 0 / 3

Team-members strap on the plank and attempt to walk from designated starting area to the end. Their attempt will be timed and kept on a board. The overall team will win a BIG prize at the end of the night. • Large 2x4 planks of wood (4 total) • Something to act as straps around the base of the planks • Large white board to tally the groups #s • Stop watch • Cones for designated start and stop • Chalk lines?
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Game 3: Zombie Eyeball Toss Signed Up: 2 / 2

Kids attempt to throw eyeballs into cups on a board. Supplies Needed: • Plastic cups • Large foam board /foam core that we can attach to the gate • Zip ties • Plastic Eyeballs • Hot glue or poster putty to make sure the cups stick to board • Bowl/container to keep eyeballs in • Chalk line for where kids are supposed to stand to pitch

Game 4: Monster Nose Pick Signed Up: 3 / 3

Kids approach large monster face and attempt to pick its nose (buckets of slime) and pull out a spider or some other little thing in the monster’s boogers. Supplies Needed: • 2x4 lumber and 2 hinges (for stand at the back of the game) • Woodworking tools (need to cut two large holes) • Sandpaper to sand edges • Stuffing/wire for the 3D nose • Paper mache supplies and newspaper for the nose • Paint • Homemade green slime (or purchase?) • 2 small/medium plastic buckets • Little black spiders mixed in the slime • Way to fashion the buckets of slime onto the board so volunteers don’t need to stand holding

Game 5: Pumpkin Pull Signed Up: 1 / 1

Kids pull a dum-dum lollipop from a pumpkin. If the end of it is marked black, they get a prize. Supplies Needed: • 4-5 pumpkins (donated by Mazzone?) • Dum-dums, some with black sharpie marker on the tip of the stick

Game 6: Spider Web Run Signed Up: 1 / 4

Idea is for kids to travel through the web inspired obstacle course without jiggling a spider (which will be attached to a bell that rings if touched). Supplies Needed: • PVC pipe structure • Yarn or twine to stretch between the two pipes • Fuzzy fake spiders • Bells • Hula hoops? • Board for balance beam? (some spiders hung low so kids need to experiment with how best to dodge while on a beam) • Pool noodles?
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