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Spidery Sills and Window Webs




How do you expect spiders to swarm on those clean windowsills? You need to set bait.


  • Corn syrup
  • Transparent hot-glue pad
  • Red food coloring
  • Small and large votives
  • Double-sided tape (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Place small votives inside larger ones. Then fill the outer votives with freshly squeezed blood (okay, 2 teaspoons corn syrup mixed with 3 teaspoons water and several drops red food coloring).

  2. Step 2

    Push plastic arachnids between the votives with a pencil; scatter more spiders on the sill.

  3. Step 3

    Then spin your spiders a glowing web: Place a transparent hot-glue pad over the web template . Trace the design onto the pad with glow-in-the-dark hot glue.

  4. Step 4

    When dry, peel off the web, and press it firmly onto a window. Use double-sided tape if web doesn't adhere easily.

Halloween 2004, Volume 2004 Special Issue 2004



Reviews (9)

  • IWDD Woman 13 Jul, 2014

    I've tried to make this... only I can't find the glow in the dark hot glue. Where do I get it?

  • jmij_solis 25 Sep, 2011

    where do i get the web templet???

  • megwilliams1080 28 Aug, 2009

    What is a transparent hot glue pad?

  • mommy22boys84 10 Oct, 2008

    You can also get glow in the dark glue sticks at Michaels. I got them there just a few days ago. Hope that helps!!

  • imdiamondlilly 30 Sep, 2008

    LaBrujaBlanca Where can I buy the "glow-in-the dark hot glue" ?

    you can get them here

  • susanrafferty 17 Sep, 2008

    Where can I get the 2 sizes of votives that are just the right height/proportion?

  • ser21842 10 Sep, 2008 sells the glue sticks direct; they also have blood sticks (!) as well as other varieties. (You can buy a hot glue "web shooter" -- y'know all those stringies that hot glue leaves, that you hate on your crafts? Well, there's a glue gun that does it on purpose!) I tried, and though they carry other Martha products, they don't have the glow-glue online.

  • LaBrujaBlanca 26 Jul, 2008

    Where can I buy the "glow-in-the dark hot glue" ?

  • Rorie_D_Lion 24 Jun, 2008

    TIP: This looks super creepy with darker ivory colored candles. Using white makes it too clean and unbelieveable. As for the dye, use only water, use A LOT of red dye but then add a very VERY small drop of brown dye (Or brown dye is made from orange plus black).