Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Catholic Homeschool Fun: Pumpkin Spider Craft

Whether you call it Autumn or Fall, the season of falling leaves and pumpkins is at hand. This always brings a plethora of craft ideas. This one was inspired by a Pinterest entry I recently pinned. The little white pumpkins were volunteers in our garden - but they can also be purchased at this time of the year.

Pumpkin Spider Craft Supplies

  • Miniature pumpkins - white or orange
  • Tea lights
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers - washable for younger kids, permanent for better coverage
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paring knife
  • Wooden skewer

Pumpkin Spider Craft Instructions

  • Trace around tea light on pumpkin and cut out plug
  • Insert tea light, including metal holder
  • Color pumpkin and give it a spider face - fangs and all
  • Cut pipe cleaners in half to make eight legs
  • Using wooden skewer, poke 8 holes into pumpkins
  • One at a time, place a dot of hot glue on holes in pumpkin and quickly insert legs
  • Glue on googly eyes
  • Make a bend about halfway in each leg and then another, smaller section on the end for feet

Depending on the age of your youngsters, they can do more or less of this cute craft. Ours are young, so they did the coloring and drew on the faces. Enjoy your fall themed centerpiece at your kitchen table and enjoy the warm glow - both from the candle and on the face of your little one!