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Spidery Sills and Window Webs

Source: Halloween 2004, Volume 2004 Special Issue 2004


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

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

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