Let the Zombie Games Begin
Zombie Shuffle Relay Races: Think 3-legged races. Or simply see who can come up with the best zombie shuffle. Have a zombie shuffle fashion show (bonus points for totally awesome zombie wear).
Use face paint and theater make-up and allow teens to make each other into zombies. Have plenty of soap on hand!
Deconstruct t-shirts and add blood stains, teeth marks and hand prints. Take old t-shirts and rip them, tear them, and cut them. Stain them to make them look bloody and dirty. No one makes it through a ZA looking pretty.
Fake Wounds: Use petroleum jelly and red food coloring to make fake blood. Use gauze bandages and band aids to create fake looking zombie wounds.
‘Cause this is Thriller
Michael Jackson’s Thriller is perhaps the most famous zombie dance ever. Spend time with your teens and this awesome youtube video learning how to do the dance. See if you can get the local schools to let you come in and do the dance as a flash mob during lunch. Great publicity for you zombie party. Or have a zombie prom like these libraries did.
No seriously people, if you have not done them yet this is a great time to make gocks. Zombie gocks!
Make zombie silhouettes: You can use these to decoupage pictures frames or coffin shaped treasure boxes. There are a lot of cool zombie silhouette ideas out there.
Zombify old Barbie dolls and GI Joes
Make zombie themed "motivational" posters. Teens will have a great time coming up with pictures (since they are getting dressed up, they can be the subjects of the pics) and coming up with their own witty sayings. Part of the fun of zombie culture is the zombie humor.
|Fun examples at http://www.zombieapocalypseblog.com/2010/09/17/zombie-motivational-posters/ (not all safe for work or teens)|
Make polymer clay zombie heads for jewelry charms. Also, shrinky dinks. You can use a toaster oven to bake.
|And check out this cool book on making zombie felties|
Sure it’s a stretch, but go for it anyway
And you know, should the zombie apocalypse happen – there’s a good chance you will be out in the open and not have a lot of time to prepare. So you will have to use whatever is handy: stones!! Like I said, it’s a stretch – but seriously, I was inspired by these stone crafts. So go ahead, gather some stones and decorate them (I like words, but color and design works just as well) and throw them at the nearest zombie.
Bust out the old Halloween food feeling faves: Cold spaghetti = brains, Peeled grapes = eyeballs, Carrot sticks = severed fingers, Peach slices = skin
Wrap crescent rolls in a tube around cocktail weinies to make fingers.
Or you could make zombie cupcakes . . .
Zombie Crafts in Other Places
Don't forget get to get them reading . . .