How To: Make a Cheap, DIY Fog Machine for Your Halloween Party

Make a Cheap, DIY Fog Machine for Your Halloween Party

Need to add some spooky ambient fog to your super-scary Halloween party? Rather than shelling out money for a fog machine you'll probably only use once a year, make a trip to the nearest drug store and pick up a bottle of glycerin, a gallon of distilled water, a 2-liter bottle of coke, a disposable mini-pie tin, and a big candle in a jar.

Mix together one part glycerin and three parts water to make your fog juice. After that, set up a stand so that the big candle heats up the bottom of a pie tin with the top half of an empty soda bottle taped over the pie tin opening. Add a teaspoon of fog juice into the tin heated by the candle flames and enjoy the spooky fog effect.

Got your own secret tricks for adding some creepy fog to Halloween parties? Share with us by commenting below. (Click on image to enlarge.)

These instructions are inspired by this HouseholdHacker video on YouTube. Take a look for a real-time view of the thick fog that is created by these simple drugstore ingredients.

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How do you know when the pie tin is fully heated?

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