Photo: Roberto Caruso, Prop+Craft Styling: Rayna Schwartz
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.