Halloween seems far away to me, but maybe that is wishful thinking! We went to the raspberry farm and picked so many delicious raspberries last week. On the way out, there were also pumpkins for sale. I tried to ignore them, but my daughter was adamant. So, now I have to get up to speed!
This Spider Serving Plate is so easy to make and I love the way it looks! It works best to make these over a period of 2 or 3 days so the glue can dry completely. Mine was made at nighttime so please bear with my pictures! Here’s what you need to do to make one yourself.
black bowl and plate (Mine are Target’s super cheap melamine dishes)
small scrap black construction paper
large moveable eyes
black chenille sticks (“pipe cleaners”)
 Cut a circle out of the construction paper that is the same size as the bottom of the bowl.
 Fill the bottom of the bowl with glue—don’t go overboard, though, because it will easily squish out to the edges.
 Put the ends of the pipe cleaners into the glue with 4 sticking out of each side. Set the construction paper over this to hold it all in place. Weight it down with a glass or full can of spray paint. I also put a heavy book on top of that to help hold it all together. Let sit overnight to make sure the glue is really dry.
 Glue the plate to the bowl. The easiest way to do this it to put a thin line of glue around the edge of the bottom of the bowl. Aim the glue towards the inside so the glue doesn’t squish all over the outside of the bowl once you put the two pieces together. Place something heavy on it and let dry overnight.  Bend the spider legs into the desired shape. I did all of the bending first and then went back and cut the “feet” to the right length.
 Glue on the eyes. Let dry overnight.
Just be sure you don’t put your spider plate in the dishwasher—
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