The kids and I have been making the most of this Halloween season and have another Halloween craft for kids to share. And we have also had a ton of rain here so I’m keeping the kids busy. 🙂 This idea comes from a project I will be sharing next week for spooky teacher or friend gifts from Imperial Sugar’s Halloween page . It also puts to use the two white pumpkins that were on my mantle and eventually were going to spoil anyway. These turned out so cute that I wish we could keep them forever. My opinion will probably be different by Halloween. LOL.
To Make These Spider Pumpkins You Will Need:
White Pumpkins (You can use any color but IMHO white works best.)
Black Ink Pad or Black Craft Paint with Paper Plate
Your Munchkins’ Thumbs
To Make These Spider Pumpkins:
1. Dip your little one’s thumb into either the inkpad or craft paint and apply to pumpkin. You can do a pattern or as we did wherever we could randomly get those little fingers to go.
(As you can see we are still in the middle of the remodel. Backsplash coming soon!)
If your kiddo is a little older, they can do their own thumbprints (or with minimal guidance) like my little 3 year old did here.
2. Next with a Sharpie draw the spiders’ legs.
3. When the legs are dry, add the Washi tape in any pattern that you like. I used black and orange chevron tape and just went down the ridges of the pumpkins.
4. Finally I finished them off with cute bows. One black and orange and the other a spider web print.
How easy is that, right? And even if I say so myself, they are absolutely adorable. The sweet little thumbprints dressed up with the ribbon and Washi tape, and it is so fun to do together as well! I also love that it’s something that even not quite 2 Princess Sparkles can do.
Next year, I may buy pumpkins that we don’t have to throw out and do this one again because I’m really going to be sorry to see these little guys go.
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