With Halloween creeping upon us, what better way to acknowledge the spookiness that ensues other than with laser cut and engraved goodies. Here at AP Lazer, we’ve done our fair share of ghoulish things with our laser cutter and engraver… Like the time we laser engraved a variety of candy bars, or that one time we laser engraved a pumpkin.
This year, instead of gorging ourselves on lasered candy bars and pumpkin seeds, we searched the interwebs and found some devilish items you can do with your own laser cutting machine.
1. Laser Cut Paper Lanterns
These paper lanterns are perfect for adding a spooky touch to your home or office. You’ll need some black paper, a few sheets of vellum and a battery operated tea light candle, and a laser cutter for paper to produce your own unique paper lanterns. Of course with an AP Lazer, your paper lanterns can be customized to any design you like!
2. Elegant Laser Cut “Masquerade” Mask
These gorgeous masks can be made extremely cheaply and are guaranteed to turn heads whether your Halloween is a black-tie affair or a friend’s Halloween house party. This particular one was made by laser cutting acrylic and using a heat gun to mold the flat mask to fit the face. We’re not sure who would really take the time to do this, but it’s super cool none the less and proves that you can use a laser cutting machine to construct just about anything you want.
3. Laser Cut Retro Plane Costume
This project definitely not for those looking for something quick but will certainly get you noticed given the dedication. Designed by Aiden Chopra after a WWII era fighter plane, this cardboard plane is made of 58 individually laser cut cardboard pieces and designs. An incredibly detailed walk-through can be found here.
4. Cardboard Skull Pencil Holder
Thing number 924893 on Thingverse is this mysterious pencil holder created from laser-cut cardboard. Add a little hocus pocus to your home office – all the while organizing all of your utensils.
P.S If you haven’t read up on the history of Sugar Skulls, they stem from a very interesting South Mexico holiday and tradition. Read about it here.
5. Laser Cut Halloween Cards
Everyone loves greeting cards, but can we all admit that they mean so much more when they’re homemade? Or, in this instance, laser-made! From the spider web to the intricate haunted house, a laser cutter is a great tool to produce such intricate artwork. And, you can produce them on mass; they will be perfect every time. Good luck creating this look with an X-Acto knife!
Have some wicked ideas for creating laser inspired Halloween goods? Share them in the comments below!