Busy Halloween Prep Weekend. Busy busy making tombstones and other props — I love foamboard and stonelook paint from Home Depot (I can’t provide links as they don’t seem to sell them online). While a lot of people recommended electric carving knives as the way to do the largescale cutting of foamboard, I found mine to be ineffective on the 2″ thick foamboard I bought. Also been horsing around with small motors to use in props — as recommended on some of the project lists pointed to on my halloween blog, small appliance motors work great in a lot of projects — for example orange juicer motors, easily available at Value Village. You just take out the pressure switch and you have a nice cheap durable motor.