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Spider Pumpkin

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The first pumpkins have started to appear in the shops. Ok they are small and expensive but it is pretty early.

What better to make for Halloween than a pumpkin shaped like a giant spider?

halloween decorations

What we used:

  • a pumpkin
  • black enamel  spray paint
  • googly eyes
  • black tape
  • wire
  • wool

Earlier this afternoon it started to pour with rain. I sprinted heroically outside as quick as I could. No, don’t be silly, of course I didn’t go to get the washing in – that is still hanging on the line. I rushed outside to save my poor pumpkin which was drying after I had sprayed it black. Luckily I fetched it in time and it was definitely the right decision to save the pumpkin and not the washing as it was only a shower and the washing got dry afterwards.

I was quite pleased with the effect of the spray paint. It made the pumpkin look really shiny and black. I think a few of these shiny black pumpkins would look really good interspersed with some regular orange pumpkins.

spider legs

While the pumpkin was drying, I made the spider legs. You can buy furry pipe cleaners but I couldn’t get a whole pack of just black ones which are big enough. You need to tape the wool to the end of the wire and then wrap it around it lots of times. It doesn’t matter if it is a bit uneven as it looks more natural. When you get to the end just leave a bit of the wire exposed and tape the wool to the wire.

spider legs

Then start to stick the wire into the pumpkin and bend the wire so it looks like spiders legs.


Stick some large googly eyes onto the front of the pumpkin.

Spider pumpkin

Here he is a giant spider pumpkin – ready to scare your guests!

Spider pumpkin

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    • Yes, I’m definitely doing more closer to Halloween!

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    • I know! I was so surprised with how it turned out. I think a big pile of orange and black pumpkins would look really good.

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  1. That looks SO fabulous!

    Love it, and it uses spray paint – my absolute favourite craft!

    Don’t know about anyone else, but your title’s got me singing the Homer Simpson “Spider pig, Spider pig” song!
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    • That’s so funny! It made me sing the spider pig song too!

      Maybe that is what I should make next – a spider pig pumpkin. Or a spider pumpkin pig. The possibilities are endless.

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  2. Wow that looks amazing but sounds so easy to do – my kind of craft!

    I might try this one for the office Halloween pumpkin comp, thanks Rebecca!

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    • Sounds like you work in a cool office! Good luck in e competition….let me know how you do.

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  3. this is so fun! great way to dress up the front porch for halloween without being too scary for little ones. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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