Halloween Hacks: Transform that annoying dancing Santa into a Halloween mummy!

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If you have one of those annoying dancing (Santa/Elvis/Frankenstein) decorations sitting around collecting dust, you could always repurpose it like [mischka] did. He originally wanted to enter our Santa-Pede challenge and purchased a dancing Santa, but time eventually got the best of him. With no other use for it in mind, he decided to make his dancing Christmas toy into a fun Halloween decoration.

An electronic rendition of “Jingle Bells” isn’t exactly the scariest thing around, so he dismantled the dancing toy and started fiddling with the sound board. A few well placed resistors later, his circuit-bent Santa Claus started to sound like he had five too many egg nogs, which was perfect for the dancing mummy [mischka] had in mind.

He transplanted some LEDs from Santa’s base into his head, and masked it off with some electrical tape so that only the eyes were visible. He then wrapped the mummy in the requisite bloodied bandages and set him out for the kids to enjoy.

Since it’s hard to find someone who genuinely likes these dancing toys, we think this is a great way to make them useful again. If you’ve got a few of these things kicking around, we suggest reenacting the dance routine from Thriller using an army of Santa-zombies and sending a video our way.

Continue reading to see a video of [mischka's] mummy in action.

Comments

  1. jethomson says:

    That’s so very cool! Great job. I can’t believe it hasn’t occurred to me to get my Franken-Santa out for Halloween.

    http://jethomson.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/franken-santa/

  2. mjrippe says:

    Nice! The sound is really great, better than I expected.

  3. zuul says:

    hah nice

  4. chattafuup says:

    Here’s a pretty cool idea for the Santa-mod: dress the little guy up as Daft Punk. A couple of little Daft Punk members surrounded by a curtain of fog and “electronics”(flashy lights) and the illusion would be complete. Great idea for a party or for a great lawn decoration.

  5. Spyingwind says:

    Funny thing is that the company that I work for makes these.

  6. stib says:

    Halloween Hacks: Transform that annoying dancing Santa into an annoying Halloween mummy!

    FTFY

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