Which means it’s the month for all things Halloween.
For things spooky. Like ghouls and goblins.
And vampires, Count Dracula, and Frankenstein.
And for orange and yellow decorations.
And carving pumpkins.
And eating lots of candy corn. (My favorite activity!)
It’s also for making crafts.
And what Halloween craft appeals to boys? Why spider crafts for sure!
These spider crafts do not require lots of prep time (phew!) nor lots of money. (Phew, again!)
They are quick to make (waiting for paint to dry takes the longest) and are inexpensive. You probably have most of the items already on hand.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a terra cotta pot for each grandchild
- black paint — either acrylic or spray paint
- googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- glue gun and glue stick
- white Sharpie paint pen
I decided to use spray paint.
When the paint dries, the fun begins! First, select some googly eyes to glue on. Decision, decisions, decisions! (I didn’t realize just what a serious task this was!)
Yikes! Such big eyes you have!
The eyes are just right.
After your ordeal of gluing on the eyes, bend pipe cleaners for legs and glue them on. Depending on the size of your pot, you may have to trim them a wee bit shorter.
Next take the white paint pen and draw on a mouth. (Little boys will probably want to draw on fangs!)
Ta da! Your spider is finished.
Doesn’t everybody put their spider craft on their heads? Why of course they do!
Sometimes they raise their craft high in jubilation. Huzzah for spiders!
Huzzah that these exuberant grandsons can hold still for a moment to be in a picture with me. Even if one of them likes to pull a silly face . . .
Don’t you just love grandkids? Yup!!