Make a Halloween graveyard fog that stays low to the ground with this 5-minute DIY fog chiller tutorial. Perfect for Halloween parties or haunted houses!
This year I went all out to decorate my house for Halloween. I had lots of supplies an materials that I collected and wanted to put them to good use.
You don’t need the best low lying fog machine as this can get the same effects for cheaper and minimal supplies.
While some use a cooler, PVC pipe and ice, I found an easier solution for less and using what I had already at home.
This method plus homemade fog juice makes the best low lying ground fog that stays low to the ground and doesn’t rise up into the air like it normally does. This creates a spooky and eerie effect that is perfect for Halloween.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to amaze and spook the trick or treaters with your homemade fog chiller. Happy Halloween!
- Fog machine
- Frozen water bottles (plastic regular size ones from the grocery store)
- Dryer hose duct
- Fog juice
- Duct tape
How to Make a Cheap Fog Chiller
Place filled plastic water bottles (about 4-5) in freezer and allow to freeze overnight or until completely frozen.
Secure one end of the dryer hose duct to the fog machine using duct tape. Place the fog machine out of site and hidden but in an area where you want the fog to go.
Place about 2 frozen water bottles inside the dryer hose duct.
Fill the fog machine with fog juice and either set fog machine on a timer or make it continuously go.
The hot vapor from the fog will pass through the cooling chamber from the frozen water bottles and creates a low-lying fog effect that can linger for several minutes.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Low Lying Fog
- Mist your lawn with water beforehand. This will help the fog stick to the ground more.
- Place your fog chiller low to the ground (preferably on the ground) to get the best effect.
- Switch out water bottles when necessary with new frozen ones to keep the effect going.
- Make sure to clean out fog machine per manufacturer’s instructions before packing it away.