Put those common household stuffed rats to good use this holiday season.

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October 23, 2010

There’s nothing spookier and more seasonal than a well-decorated, well-posed stuffed rat, so gather up all of your common household objects, stuffed rats and toy figurines to make some amazing dioramas and spook your friends and family!

Rat-O-Lantern.  Dunk a stuffed rat in orange paint.  Glue on candy corn for goofy eyes and nose.  Place near candle.

The Headlass Ratman.  Chop the head off of a stuffed rat and glue to a toy horse.  Dress rat in tiny black cape.

Vampire Rat. Dribble ketchup on a stuffed rat’s mouth.  Cut wings from a black trash bag and attach.  Hang from ceiling.

Hunchrat of Notre Dame. Inject a stuffed rat with liquid rubber to create a good-size hump.  Place on an old toy church.

Mummy of Amen-Rat. Wrap a stuffed rat in burnt, tattered gauze.  Set on a cardboard sarcophagus.  Sprinkle with spiders.

The Tell-tale Rat. Recreate Poe’s tale by putting a rat under some creaky floorboards. Rat squeaks replace the heartbeats.

Jack the Ratter. Re-create the Victorian killer by dressing a stuffed rat in a black cape.  Surround with toy prostitutes.

Basil Rat-bone. Salute Holmes’ creepy cases. Dress a stuffed rat with a hunting cap and pipe.  Display with rabid hound.

Dead Rats on a Stoop.  Throw a few stuffed rats on your doorstep.  Add several half-nibbled pieces of poisoned candy corn.