Fuzzy Spider Pumpkin

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by Amy Hartman, A.C. Moore Manahawkin, NJ

Fuzzy Spider Pumpkin

Create a piece of Halloween décor you can reuse each year! Transform a Fun-Kins™ Craft Carvable Pumpkin into a spooky spider for your front door.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint pumpkin black and let dry.
  • 2
    Glue on eyes. Tip: if gluing on wiggle eyes with hot glue, let the glue sit a minute to “cool down” before applying the eyes so they don’t melt.
  • 3
    Draw mouth with white paint pen; let dry.
  • 4
    Cut two fangs out of the white foam sheets and glue just below the mouth.
  • 5
    Each Spider Leg uses 4 chenille stems. Lay out two stems side by side horizontally. Overlap them about an inch and twist together forming one long stem; repeat.
  • 6
    Next twist newly formed long stems together to create one long stem. This provides the stability to hold the feather boa.
  • 7
    Repeat steps 5-6 for all 8 legs.
  • 8
    Cut feather boa into sections long enough to cover all stems. Tip: wrap a piece of tape around boa where you want to cut this will hold the feathers in place so they won’t come off where you cut. Remove tape when finished cutting.
  • 9
    Lay out cut feather boa leg, apply a bead of hot glue and attach to stem. Repeat for all 8 legs.
  • 10
    Glue a pom pom to one side of each leg, creating an anchor to help hold the legs in place.
  • 11
    Poke 8 holes in pumpkin for legs. Tip: Crochet hook works well!
  • 12
    Glue each leg into hole. Bend in half to form arch in spider legs.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Fun-Kins™ Craft Carvable Pumpkin 10 inch 104465217
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black Tie 104770429
  • Marvy Uchida® DecoColor® Paint Marker White 104128288
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 30 mm 2 pc. 104234508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 75 pc. Black 104277518
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 12 pc. 2 inch Black 104276857
  • Nicole™ Crafts 3ft Boa Marabou Black 104277164
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Tape
  • Scissors