13 Days of Halloween: Head in a Jar Halloween Prank

By Anonymous

For Day Five of HomElectrical's 13 Days of Halloween we thought we would give you an easy and cheap, yet epic Halloween prank to pull on your friends! Try putting your head in a jar!


  • Large jar
  • Food coloring
  • Laminate paper or clear packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Photo editing software
  • Printer

Step One: Strange Selfies

Start by taking two photos of yourself, one portrait and one profile. Camera should be at eye level.

portrait image for Halloween Jarimage of person for jar

With some quick help from almost any photo editing software, you can doctor the picture to fit your specifications.

editing the image in program

Step Two: Prepare Your Head

Print and laminate the photo. We actually used clear packing tape that worked just as well. The plastic prevents water from permeating the picture.

laminate the photo

Step Three: Prepare the Container

Fill jar with water and add coloring.

finished halloween jar

Step Four: Enjoy!

Scout out the perfect place to prank your friends, and share your finished heads with us on Twitter and Facebook!