I received an e-mail from a researcher the other day and he could use your help.
Here is his e-mail:
I am wondering if you can help solve an old mystery. Do you recognize this old paper Halloween skeleton:
It appeared inside a Halloween card in 1970, so the skeleton is probably only 3 or 4 inches in size. It looks like an pre-made die cut paper product. I suppose it could also be a sticker, or cut out by hand from a greeting card or some other source.
A similar die-cut skeleton was made by Dennison in the 60s:
So….can you help out this researcher? If so, please post your response below in the “Leave Reply / Comments” area.
Halloween Magic is a stunt that small boys particularly will enjoy to the fullest.
Several persons are sent from the room and are brought in again blindfolded. Two plates are placed on a table directly in front of the victims. One is empty and the other Continue reading “Halloween Magic Stunt”
For older children, Pumpkin Exchange is a good starter, because it gives the guests a chance to mingle with one another.
Seven orange colored cardboard pumpkins are required for each guest. You may purchase them already printed, or, if you prefer, you may cut them out yourself. One letter P-U-M-P-K-I-N should be printed on each pumpkin.
The pumpkins should be shuffled and dealt into as many piles of
seven as there are guests. Each seven should be placed in an envelope. Put the envelopes in a hollowed out pumpkin and, when all the guests have arrived, allow each one to select
Explain that the object of the game is to collect seven pumpkins that will spell the word “Pumpkin.” To accomplish this, it will be necessary to exchange undesirable letters for others. Only one letter may be exchanged at a time, and if a person is asked for a letter that he cannot supply he may not be asked for another, but the questioner must go to someone else to try his luck.
The first person who gets the complete word should announce the fact and should receive a small prize. The last two to complete their words may receive some sort of consolation prizes.
How To Make the Skeleton Hand Halloween Invitation
The Skeleton Hand Invitations are easy to make. Lay your hand down on a sheet of writing paper so that the wrist comes diagonally across the fold at the lower left-hand corner. Spread out your fingers and trace around them. Cut out, following the pencil lines, being careful to keep the folded sheet from slipping. Outline the bones of the hand with water-color paint. Print the invitation on the inside of the folder.
How To Deliver the Halloween Party Invitation
The invitations should be delivered in a mysterious fashion. On a dark night some week or more before Halloween, a dull thud on the front door will bring the occupants out with haste to discover what caused the scary sound. A large white skeleton hand will be found lying on the door step.