Webster is our new pet. He’s low-maintenance…completely house broken…requires no food or water…in fact, he’s ideal for toddlers and can win any staring contest. Oh and he was our jumping off point for our spooky porch makeover. He puts the ‘ooo’ in super spooky…yes that was a stretch and I liked it 🙂
Isn’t Webster cute?
And he was really easy to create.
All you need is some sprinkler parts (I got mine in the outdoor irrigation aisle at Lowes)…one piece of 12″ riser, one of the 6″ riser and one of the joint elbow for each leg…and then a medium sized pumpkin.
Then using a 3/4″ drill bit, make eight holes (oh and Jer varied the angle at which he held the drill so that some legs would stick up higher than others to make for a more convincing crawler).
Then sink the end of the 6″ cutoff riser into the hole. That sounded dirty – but let me assure you, nothing will squirt out 🙂 Man I have a gift.
Anyhoo…do you see those ridges on the legs? Jer & I think that it makes it look like hairy legs in real life. oooo-spooky!
After Webster’s legs are assembled, it’s time to add eyes. I wanted bulging cartoonish eyes because it went with our kid-friendly look.
I used the bottom half of plastic easter eggs and some straight pins to make the eye balls. Since the eggs were already white (spraypainted for Will’s birthday party chicken egg hunt) all I did was use a Sharpie to make the black pupils and then blacked the balls on the end of the straight pins. Luck had it that there were already two little holes in the ends of the eggs so it was easy to push the pins through into the pumpkin.
So that’s how we made Webster. And the best part is that we can remake Webster every year (since the parts can just pull out and be rinsed off for future Halloweens).
Not bad for $15 – especially considering that most spider creatures at the stores cost that much and can’t be reused.