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DIY Pumpkin Spiders

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

I love crafting around the holidays, and the best crafts are the ones I can do with my kids! Marlowe and Major really enjoy being creative with me, and I try to come up with things that don’t take too much time, or too many moving parts.  For Halloween, I always think it’s fun to make a no-carve pumpkin craft with the kids so that our house can be festive without too much mess.  We’ve painted them in the past, but this year we tried something different! Today I thought I’d share my DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft– I love how they turned out!

Marlowe had such a fun time making these that she asked if I would do them with her class.  I had SUCH a blast creating these spiders with all her school friends– and since there aren’t too many components to assemble the time didn’t descend in to chaos like I had feared.  This would also be a great activity for a playdate!

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Materials…

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Begin by wiping off your pumpkin with a dry paper towel to be sure that there is no extra dirt or dust on the surface.  With a sharp kebab skewer, poke 4 holes vertically on each side of the pumpkin.  Next, attach zots to the backs of the googley eyes and press on to your pumpkin.  I like to use six eyes for the bigger “Mama” pumpkin, and two for the babies! Cut two mini triangles out of the adhesive felt or foam and press on for the fangs.  Stick the pipe cleaners in to the leg holes on the pumpkin, and bend at the ends to make feet.  Top with a Witches Hat, and display!

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

Eva Amurri Martino shares her DIY Pumpkin Spiders craft

 

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Photographs by Julia Dags.

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  1. Kathleen Morearty says:

    What is the exact color of the lipstick that you are wearing? When I click on the link it takes me to a color that looks much brighter than the one you are wearing. The pumpkins are adorable. I am a preschool teacher and might need to borrow this idea.

    10.18.18Reply
    • The color I’m wearing is “Wifey!” Link is good, but you have to select the color manually xo

      10.22.18Reply