Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bat and Spider Pumpkins

How to make a Bat Pumpkin and a Spider Pumpkin

I had shared this post a year ago as a guest post on Bacon Time with the Hungry, Hungry Hypo. Since it has been a year, and most of my readers might not have seen them, I thought I would share them again here.  Meet two more members of the Pumpkin Gang, Bat Pumpkin and Spider Pumpkin.  

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How to make a bat pumpkin and a spider pumpkin

I started both pumpkins by painting dollar store craft pumpkins black.  

How to make a spider pumpkin

I chose the largest size google eyes that I had in my stash of eyes.  The legs are made from a giant chenille pipe cleaner  that I found at Michaels. I cut the pipe cleaner into eight equal parts, and glued them onto the pumpkin with a glue gun. 

How to make a spider  pumpkin

I continued gluing until all the legs were attached.  I also glued on a piece of red pipe cleaner for the smile 

How to make a bat pumpkin

I made the face of the bat the same way, but I adding small triangles of craft foam for the fangs.  The wings and ears of the bat are also made from craft foam.  Once I got a shaped that I liked, I glued them onto the pumpkin. 

How to make a bat pumpkin and a spider pumpkin

Pretty easy right?!  They are also cute, and not scary like their real life counterparts.    

The Bat and Spider Pumpkins will be on display with their Pumpkin Gang friends.. 


There is even a few more in the works for this month! Stay tuned to see what they are. 

Update-  The foam craft pumpkins from the Dollar Tree are now available online at  They are now available in both orange and white, and available in smaller quantities. 


  1. These are sooooooooooooooooo CUTE !!

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    1. Thank you Shey.. I really do like cute bats and spiders better than the scary ones. :)

  3. I love that little bat, he's so cute! I'm thinking this idea would be cute with those tiny pumpkins you can get too.

    1. Definitely.. I have been meaning to get some of those, but have not made it over the flower store where I usually buy them yet.

  4. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

    1. It's been so busy here, that I just realized I missed some of my comments. I am adding your party to the party linky board, so I wont miss it again. :)

  5. Those are adorable! What a fun craft for Halloween!

  6. Love these...thanks for linking up at The Patriotic Pam this week. I am featuring them this weekend on our Link Party. Come by and check it out. It goes live at 7pm tonight. And I will be sharing on my social media this weekend.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

  7. They're fantastic Pam great ideas for pumpkins

  8. Hello, I am coming over from The Patriotic Pam's Blog Hop. I am one of your newest followers on twitter, google+ , facebook and pinterest.

    I would love if you could visit me .

    1. Thank you so much for following and it's great to meet you.


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