Photo Friday: Creepy Crawlers

We kinda like bugs, worms, and all things crawling around here.  Ok, maybe not all things.  Anna and Kate pretty much freak out at the sight of any spiders, while Will and Clara are overly quick to smash the insides out of anything they can.

Obviously, these smaller creep crawlers pictured below were taken by Garen without our herd around to either run from or kill.

By the way, there is no great back story as to why I decided to post these.  I honestly couldn’t come up with a good Photo Friday story off the top of my head.  I’ve been on the road for the past two days, so as I got back tonight, I realized if I didn’t find some photos fast, I was going to miss another Photo Friday.  So…. I went back and looked at some of Garen’s photos, and this chubby green worm and the black spider jumped out at me.

Thanks goodness they didn’t really jump out at me.  Kate and Anna tend to be more like me.  I like to handle most creepy crawlers from a distance and a large stick…. except fishing worms, which somehow I can handle.  That, and the creepy crawlers we used to make as a kid with an oven.  Am I the only one that loved making these things (for those of us who fall conveniently between Gen X and Millennials)?

Creepy Crawlers

If you really love it, I found one for you online at Etsy for the bargain price of…..

 

$119.99!

Yes, you read that correctly.  Here’s the link in case you’re totally reminiscing:

Vintage Creepy Crawlers Workshop Complete with Molds Molding Oven

You can also find one on Amazon for $199.99.

We recently had our own terrible experience with the mess of the Easy Bake oven.  So, I now totally understand the cringe I saw come over my Mom’s face when I told her I wanted to make creepy crawlies as a child.  I also can imagine how she felt when we ran out of the glue or whatever it was that made them.  I feel the same way when the mix ran out on Anna’s Easy Bake oven.  Whew!!!  And, no, I’m not buying another .2 oz bag of cookie or cake mix for $10.

There you go.  Another rambling post, but at least you know where these photos come from.  Credit to my very talented hubby, www.GarenGraves.com.  The website hasn’t been updated in a while.  Don’t judge.  It’s a labor of love!

What about you?  Do you love or hate creepy crawlers – real or fake?

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