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R Creepy Crawly Halloween Crafts

So you and the fam are carving pumpkins, baking those adorable little ghost cookies and trying to convince yourselves that 2020 isn’t a real life horror film that you can’t escape. Jack-O’-Lanterns are great until they start to smell like Leatherface’s mask, so if you need a bit more Halloween in your home this October, some DIY crafts should do the trick (or treat).

Every Wednesday this month, we’re dropping in like a haunted skeleton in the attic to share a new around-the-house craft that you and the younglings can do to add a ghostly touch to your bunker.

This week, sink your teeth into these simply adorable mini vampire pumpkins, brought to you by M Diddy herself, Martha Stewart.

Mini Vampire Pumpkins


  • For vampire Jack-O’-Lantern mouth: Stencil
  • Thumbtack
  • Red pin map tacks
  • Small white pumpkin (For a big bite, choose a small pumpkin so the plastic vampire teeth seem huge)


  1. Print mouth template. Lay template on pumpkin, and poke thumbtack through, all along outline, to transfer design. Cut out with saw; remove excess flesh.
  2. Wedge teeth into hole.
  3. For eyes, pin map tacks onto pumpkin.

Last week, we got wrapped up with these easy mummy mason jars, courtesy of Parade.

Mummy Mason Jars


  • (2-3) Mason Jars (various sizes to make a “family”)
  • 1” Gauze Bandage
  • Googly Eyes (various sizes and types)
  • Flameless Votive Candles


  1. Wrap jars with gauze from bottom to the rim in different angles
  2. Stick on googly eyes
  3. Line up completed mummy mason jar “family” and place lit flameless votive candles inside

About the Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Tacoma has been a member of the Pacific Coast League since Cheney Stadium opened in 1960, and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.

The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.

We R Tacoma Team Store

The We R Tacoma Team Store is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, and is always available online. Grab your Rainiers gear, your Defiance ‘fit, and follow the team store on Instagram and Twitter.

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