Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 31 ~ Halloween Spiders


I have to give my cousin credit for this cute craft! I did make a few alterations to make our spiders a little easier for the preschoolers to assist me. She used a real pumpkin, I opted for foam pumpkins. She also used a hot glue gun which I don't like using around the little kiddos. 

Supplies:
Small pumpkins
Pipe cleaners (2 or 4 depending on length of spider legs)
"Heavy-duty" glue
Wiggly eyes

1. The kids painted the foam pumpkins with black acrylic paint.
2. Attach the eyes. I found some crafter's glue at Walmart and it worked!
3. Cut pipe cleaners in half and then fold in half.
4. Carve a small hole into the pumpkin to "stuff" in the spider legs (pipe cleaners).
5. Bend pipe cleaners to make legs.
The middle spiders had full length pipe cleaners folded in half but I ran out of "legs" so decided to try shorter legs, using half a pipe cleaner folded in half. The kids loved this craft! I love that these pumpkin spiders can be saved for next year.


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