Long Legged Pumpkin Spider

Growing up my Grandparent’s home was in the desert foothills and their property backed to a wash. Long Legged Pumpkin Spider | Cute Halloween Decor

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Long Legged Pumpkin Spider | Cute Halloween Decor. A spider that is too cute to fear and it is made from a mini pumpkin! Creepy fun by TrishSutton.com.

Outside of monsoon season the wash behind my grandparent’s house rarely had water moving through it. Rather it had wild animals roaming through it.  Javelinas, Coyotes and the occasional Bobcat.  None of which scared me.

There was a creature in the desert that did scare me. Like clockwork late summer year after year TARANTULAS would make their presence known.  And they did not stay down in the wash.  Those little suckers would scurry out of desert plants around dusk and stay awake through the night.  Their purpose was to scare me when I arrived home after dark.  AND THAT THEY DID.

To this day I do not understand why it is that A SPIDER, something that is eons smaller than me has me squealing upon first sight.  Meanwhile, most wild animals do not intimidate me. There is no wash behind our current home and we are not surrounded by desert plants, however, THERE IS A SPIDER.  A Long Legged Pumpkin Spider!  And he is too cute to fear.

Long Legged Pumpkin Spider

Long Legged Pumpkin Spider | Cute Halloween Decor. A spider that is too cute to fear and it is made from a mini pumpkin! Creepy fun by TrishSutton.com.

For this simple craft you will need:
a Mini Pumpkin
Black Paint
Black Pipe Cleaners
Googly Eyes

Long Legged Pumpkin Spider | Cute Halloween Decor. A spider that is too cute to fear and it is made from a mini pumpkin! Creepy fun by TrishSutton.com.

Paint the mini Pumpkin black. When the paint dries glue on the eyes then punch four tiny holes on each side of the Pumpkin to create Pipe Cleaner size leg sockets.

Cut eight Pipe Cleaners to preferred length for your Long Legged Pumpkin Spider’s legs then insert the Pipe Cleaners into their newly created leg holes.

Long Legged Pumpkin Spider | Cute Halloween Decor. A spider that is too cute to fear and it is made from a mini pumpkin! Creepy fun by TrishSutton.com.

Bend the Spider legs into place and there you have a Long Legged Pumpkin Spider ready to display and maybe even scare someone (like me).  Happy Halloween!

Long Legged Pumpkin Spider | Cute Halloween Decor. A spider that is too cute to fear and it is made from a mini pumpkin! Creepy fun by TrishSutton.com.

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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating messes with her six year old, Trish can often be found watching ESPN whilst debating penalties and plays with her college aged son. Along with tea, Trish could live off of licorice and popcorn. Her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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