Dollar Store Craft: Jack O’ Lantern Lamp and Crawling Spider Lampshade

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Bella: Mommy.

Me: Yes.

Bella: What are you doing?

Me: Halloween Decorations.

Bella: Oh. Jack O’Lanterns?

Me: Yes.

Bella: Are they going to light up? In different colors? And twinkle? And sparkle?

Me: No.

Bella: No? Well then what are they going to do?

Me: Nothing.

Bella: Oh. (Silence) I guess that’s good enough.

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YOU ARE DARN TOOT’IN’ THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH.

That’s brilliant, actually.

A lamp that lights up with a light bulb.

But wait!

Oh CRAP!

There is a black widow spider inside!!!!

Yeah. THAT. IS. FRIGHTENING.

Forget the twinkle, dinkle, sparkle jazz.  This is scary town over here. . .

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

But just in case, you are of the same persuasion as my 10-year-old. . .

a little extra orange glitter on your pumpkin can’t hurt.

Jack O’ Lantern Lamp and Crawling Spider Lampshade

If you have 15 minutes, and old lamp and shade, plus $3 then you can make this craft.

What You Need:

Lamp base

White/Cream Lampshade

3 styrofoam pumpkins (large enough to cut holes into and slide over lamp base) – – – -I purchased these at Dollar Tree and have seen similar at Target

Scissors or Box cutter/exacto knife

Black Spider die cut (or cut one yourself from black construction paper)

Clear packing tape

 

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1. Gather materials.

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2. Place your lamp base on top of your pumpkin and draw a line around it to measure the size of the hole you will cut.

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