How To Make A Spiderweb Pumpkin (No Carve)

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This spiderweb pumpkin makes the perfect Halloween craft for kids! Plus, it’s not only a fun kid’s activity but it doubles as fun Halloween decor too!

Splderweb pumpkin with purple spiders

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you’ll know I’m all about the  no carve pumpkin crafts! It’s kind of hard to miss them, I’ve got so many.

Don’t get me wrong, I love all the other fun Halloween stuff too (especially the Halloween cocktails!) but I just go a little over the top with pumpkin decorating! When styrofoam pumpkins are only $1, you really can’t go wrong.

You can easily make a cute spiderweb pumpkin out of a cheap, foam pumpkin.

I’ve made everything from a unicorn pumpkin to a Frankenstein pumpkin but because spiders fit so perfectly with Halloween, I thought it was time to make a spiderweb pumpkin.

Spiderweb Pumpkin

Started by painting your pumpkin black. I painted about three layers before all the orange was covered. Set it aside until paint is dry.

To make your spiderweb pumpkin, start by painting the pumpkin black.

Once the black paint is dry, you can start on your spiderweb. Here’s the fun part…I totally screwed this up but in the end it turned out better than I’d originally planned!

I’d tried to make the spiderweb with glitter glue, got impatient (a recurring problem with me) and went too fast. It looked terrible so I immediately wiped it off so I could start over.

However, when I tried to wipe off the glitter glue, it just smeared all over the pumpkin. It was a huge mistake but I LOVED this new look!

The accident that I made on this spiderweb pumpkin worked out just fine.

The second attempt went more smoothly (probably because I took my time). Start by taking the glitter glue and drawing lines down the sides of the pumpkin. I just followed the grooves.

After letting that dry, link the vertical lines with curved ones all the way around, until you get the desired spider web effect.

Now it’s time to pull out the spiders! These cheap, plastic spider rings were perfect for this project.

Start by dipping the spiders in Mod Podge.

Sprinkle purple glitter over them and set them aside to dry. Once they’re completely dry, use scissors to cut the ring off the back, then use hot glue to attach them to the pumpkin.

Spiderweb pumpkin with purple spiders

How cute is this?! It was so much fun to make, despite my “oops” along the way.

I think next time I’ll make some orange glitter spiders to go with the purple ones!

I still have plenty of orange pumpkins left! What do you think I should make next?

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