momstown Burlington created a web of pumpkin spiders during their Fall Festival Art and Play program. Easy enough even for the wee toddlers to get in on the creative action.
Supplies you need:
Black pipecleaners, cut in half
Sharp skewer (to poke holes into the squash to help little hands)
Googly eyes and glue and/or Black marker
The first step is to gather your pumpkins. If you include your child on this adverture you could make a whole field trip out of it by selecting the perfect pumpkins or add it to the list when you stomp out into the field to pick your jack ‘o lantern pumpkin. The smaller the better for this activity, the wee gourd-like pumpkins work best.
Step two is the real crafting stage. The pipecleaner legs need to poke into the pumpkin.
But, they are kinda bendy so if you make a hole in the squash first (use a skewer to make a small hole, you don’t want the pipe cleaner to fall out!) then little fingers will have no problems at all adding the legs.
Some kids will be done at that stage. But adding a face to the spider is loads of fun too. Draw a face on with black marker. Or glue googly eyes or pom pom eyes. Give your pumpkin some personality!
Display those pumpkins! Perfect for the mantle to to decorate the kitchen table. Thanks momstown Burlington for the idea!