How to Make the Arm of Death

Want to make your favorite Halloween punch super creepy? Simply make the "arm of death" and add it to your favorite brew. Your guests will get a shock when they insert the punch scoop and a frozen dismembered arm floats to the top!



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    Pour some water or orange juice into a food-grade rubber glove. Leave enough room at the top for tying a knot and for adding gummy worms.
    • Since this has the potential to be slightly messy, pour the liquid over a sink to take care of any spills.
    • If you're using water, then add some food coloring. Just make sure the hand doesn't get visually lost in the color of the punch--you want to use contrasting colors.
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    Add gummy worms to the liquid inside the glove.
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    Secure the end of the glove to prevent the water or orange juice from flowing out by either knotting the arm opening or securing it with an elastic band or chip clip.
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    Place the glove on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to catch any liquid that might leak out. Freeze the glove overnight or until it's solid.
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    Make your favorite punch recipe and chill it until you're ready to serve it.
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    Remove the frozen glove sculpture from the freezer. Peel the glove material off of the frozen liquid. You may need to run cool water over the glove to loosen the material from the ice.
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    Float the arm of death in the punch bowl.[1]


  • Make 2 arms of death just in case. If you break the first, or if it melts in your punch, then you will have a backup.
  • If you use juice to create the hand, make sure that the juice and the flavor of the punch ingredients are a good match.
  • The arm of death in a punch bowl makes a wonderful spooky centerpiece. Add all sorts of other spooky foods around it to give your guests a fright.


  • Avoid using latex or other powder-coated gloves that may release chemicals or debris into your liquid.

Things You'll Need

  • Food-grade glove
  • Water or orange juice
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Gummy worms
  • Elastic band or chip clip
  • Punch for your guests

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