Halloween is just around the corner! Before you begin trick-or-treating, consider these ghoulish goodies for the kids in your life:
Ghost Detector, $30
This is a Gauss meter that detects electromagnetic fields. They're commonly used to detect hot spots, meaning spots that give off abnormal amounts of energy from cell phones or power outlets. Aside from helping parents make sure their family is safe from these types of fields, they can also be used to detect ghosts! Once turned on in a spooky area, paranormal activity will activate the CellSensor with a spiked needle, a beeping sound and a flashing light which corresponds to field strength. Available on eBay.com.
Webcaster Gun, $50
If you're into making spooky decorations, then you'll think this is pretty amazing! It's essentially a hot glue gun that casts webs just like a spider by using glue sticks and compressed air. To make the mood even more intense, they offer glow in the dark and day glow sticks as well. Available on eBay.com.
Brickhouse Child Loc8tor, $170
There's a new version out of the Loc8tor, a tracking device for household items like keys and the remote or your cell phone that works great on wandering kids! On Halloween night, take one of the four tabs and attach it to the child's costume. If someone's missing, simply press the location button on the handheld device and the screen will show an arrow pointing towards the tab. A beeping noise along with the arrow will lead you to them — within 600 feet. If a child panics, they now have the ability to press the tab and it will sound a personal alarm. Definitely check eBay first for this type of device, they have a great selection at great prices.
Spark Nano Child GPS, $299
If you're not the parent walking with the kids or have older kids out on their own and still want to keep tabs on them, check out The Spark Nano, a GPS enabled device. It fits into a waterproof pouch that can be worn like a watch or an ankle bracelet. You can either set up a virtual force field that will email/text you when the child has gone out of bounds, or you can simply pull up an online map and actually watch as the child moves from house to house. Available on eBay.com.
Safety Lights, $1.20 - $13
Keeping the little ones safe while hopped up on candy and running around in the dark is key. Flashlights are an easy way to let people know you're coming and now there are all kinds of cool looking ones available from Little Tikes. Some are shaped like a hippo, tiger, or a cow. Other flashing items can fit right into a costume and keep them safe, like flashing glasses, finger tips, mouth pieces, wands and swords. Available on eBay.com.
Body Parts Jello Molds, $10.00
Having a party? These Jello molds are shaped like different icky looking body parts and once you add colored Jello to them they make the perfect trick or treat! Add all kinds of funky colors to make some really scary looking treats. Available on eBay.com.
Electric Razor Scooters, $150-$260 (or average eBay price $68)
Kids over eight can get around their neighborhood in style with these electric scooters. All you need to do is plug 'em in and let 'em rip. Available on eBay.com.
Web Controlled Home Decor, free (Donate to Celiac Disease)
Via the site www.komar.org, people can not only view Halloween home decorations from live web cams, but also control them! With the flick of a mouse you can turn the 7,500+ lights on and off, inflate/deflate giant Pumpkins, Grim Reapers, SpongeBob and more. The website is totally free and aims to raise awareness and money for Celiac Disease. Visit komar.org.
Sex Offender iPhone App, $0.99
Unfortunately, sex offenders are out there and this iPhone application will show you exactly where they are, if at all, in your area. It uses your current location to pull up a list of offenders then maps them out in your area. If you want to know more about the offender click on the name/address and an image of the offender, a brief description of what they did and other info about them will be displayed. Visit www.logsat.com/iPhone/.
To purchase or bid on most of these items, visit eBay.com.
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