Crafts

No-carve pumpkin: Spider’s lair

What's Halloween without spiders? Give some creepy-crawlies a home on this no-carve pumpkin's glittering web.

Materials
1 large pumpkin
Black spray paint
White glue with nozzle top
Silver glitter
Toy spiders
Glue gun

Directions
1. Spray-paint the pumpkin black. Let dry about 1 hour.

2. Position pumpkin on its side, with the preferred “front” facing up to prevent glue from dripping. Draw a cobweb design with white glue, squeezing gently (the glue will spread).

3. Gently shake silver glitter onto the glue. Let dry completely.

4. Blow off any excess glitter. Affix toy spiders to web using hot glue.

A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Smashing pumpkins,” pp. 77-82.