I found some tiny "party favor" cauldrons in the
Dollar Store and got some of the Wiz Kids to brainstorm with me
and come up with a bunch of uses for them just in time for
Halloween. Some you can make and use right away, but others you'd
better just work on for next Halloween. As a bonus, we came up
with some ideas for the larger sized plastic cauldrons as well.
You can also find these small party favor
cauldrons at party supply stores if they don't have them in your
local Dollar Store.
The photo above shows you just two of the
effects we came up with using the cauldrons and some Halloween
candy. On the left is our version of the "Rice Bowls"
using tiny cauldrons instead. Candy corn is used instead of rice.
You fill one cauldron with candy corn, and the corn doubles in
quantity. Then the candy corn diminishes. Finally you pour from
the cauldron some fresh liquid "Witches Brew." The
effect seems familiar, but the method is totally new. It can also
be performed with the larger size "Trick or Treat"
On the right, you see the start of our Cauldron
Matrix using four cauldrons and some pumpkin candy which appears
and disappears, then assembles under one cauldron. Unlike most
matrix effects, the candy then spreads out again so there is just
one piece under each cauldron as at the beginning.
We also have a Chop Cauldron effect, A Snake
Cauldron Surprise, A Squirt Cauldron Surprise, A Miser's Dream
with Pirate Gold, A Floating Cauldron, Shrinking Cauldron, Spider
Cauldron Surprise and a Spirit Seance Cauldron. Ten effects in
all, and we may throw in a few more Tricks as our Halloween
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