Spider Pumpkin

September 27, 2012

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3 pumpkins
Pumpkins at the ready!

Let’s make Spider Pumpkins! They’re easy to do and don’t require cutting. It’s a brilliant ‘no carve’ crafty activity for Halloween. A pumpkin shaped like a giant spider makes a great ornament to put outside you front door to entice the trick or treaters.

Spider pumpkin Halloween decorations. An ideal no-carve activity
The things you’ll need to make a Spider Pumpkin

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 Pumpkin legs can be made from pipe cleaners
Spider Pumpkin legs can be made from pipe cleaners

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 Pumpkin 🎃 with the first leg attached
Spider Pumpkin 🎃 with the first leg attached

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

 The pumpkin is now becoming more Spider like

The pumpkin is now becoming more Spider like

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

Spider pumpkin
The Spider Pumpkin lives!

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

Spider pumpkin
The Spider Pumpkin can work as a unique ornament to scare trick or treaters

The Spider Pumpkin can work as a unique ornament to scare trick or treaters

Spider pumpkin - a spooky Halloween decoration made form a pumpkin

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