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Tired of big pumpkins for halloween? How about a small one?
I want to carve a pumpkin for Halloween but want a smaller size one so it's simpler and faster. It so happened that the pumpkin that my dad bought home for me is smaller than I had in mind (around the size of my palm). And I think to myself, how can I make this work without looking too plain? So I decided to add something extra. Now I can dress up as a Witch and carry the pumpkin spider as a pet.

Happy Halloween!

by angelichigo.

Posted by angelichigo from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See angelichigo's 22 projects »
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  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a face on the pumpkin with dry erase marker. That way, if you mess up with the design you can still clean it off with wet sponge/towel.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 2
    Step 2

    Carve the top part carefully with a small knife.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you have your top part carved out, with a spoon or any utensil you can find, scoop out the seeds and meat.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should have something like this.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now carve out the face carefully.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now with a wet sponge, clean the marks on the pumpkin. Carefully, scrape the skin off the pupils on the face.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should have something like this.

    Note: I usually leave a matching mark on both the lid and the inner pumpkin so when I close the lid, I know which part is matching to fit them nicely.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now for the hat, you'll need a piece of black foam or cardboard. Use the lid and the bottom of a CD container to trace two circles. Cut them out.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 9
    Step 9

    You will have a small and big circle.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 10
    Step 10

    Because the small circle is already big enough to act as the hat brim, I cut the big circle in half and fold into a cone shape.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 11
    Step 11

    Staple the edges or use a glue gun to secure them.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut a fitted hole in the center of the hat brim so that it will not fall out when it is on the pumpkin. Glue the cone to the brim.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 13
    Step 13

    Use a black coloured sharpie and touch up the staples and glue marks that you might have.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 14
    Step 14

    Use 4 pipe cleaners for the legs. Bend each one in half.Then bend the ends little bit to form the feet. The feet should be perpendicular to the legs. Arrange them and glue them in the center to secure.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 15
    Step 15

    Glue the pipe cleaners to the bottom of the pumpkin.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 16
    Step 16

    Put a battery powered flickering LED light inside the pumpkin.

    Note: you can also substitute with candle but it's safer this way. Light can be bought from dollar store.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 17
    Step 17

    Put the hat on with the hole of the brim into the stem.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Spooky Pumpkin Spider - Step 18
    Step 18

    Ta la! Now you have a pet pumpkin spider!

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