26 October 2010

Crafty Halloween Spider!!

Hi my lovelies!!

Things are starting to get a little spooky around here...Full moons...VERY dark nights...freaky displays in shops....it MUST be Halloween  !! EEK!


Here in the UK it is half-term ( a week long break from school)..and this craft is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained and creative....it's even great fun for a big kid like me : )

You will need:
  • Two cardboard circles with an inner circle cut out
  • Black wool
  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes or just paper and a black pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun  





 Method: 

 So to make these little creepy crawlies you firstly need to cut out two circles like below. I just used a cereal box to create these circles (which can be used over and over so you only need to do it the once!!)



 Put these two circles on top of one another. Cut out a long length of wool (It doesn't matter if it isn't long enough...if it isn't just cut some more, tuck it under the other wool and carry on).



Poke through one end of the wool through the middle and hold it down with your thumb or finger. You will then need to face the circles the other way (so your finger and the end of the wool is at the back).

Start wrapping the wool around the card by feeding it through the hole, continuing all the way around until you cannot see anymore cardboard.



Once it is wrapped all around the cardboard, use your scissors to cut through the wool around the outside edges (so your scissors are cutting in between the cardboard)


Cut a little bit more wool and tie the piece of wool between the two cardboard pieces into a tight knot, securing the pom-pom spider in the middle.


Once the pom-pom is secure, you can wiggle the cardboard circles off the wool...leaving you with a lovely soft round pom-pom...YAY!!

Cut your pipe cleaners and glue gun them in the appropriate place under the spider...in between the wooly bits. 

Leave for a while to dry.

To create the eyes I just cut out small circles on paper and used a black pen for the pupils...(mine are a bit dodgy), sticking on with the glue gun.


If you want to hang your spider around the house or in the garden...simply tie another length of wool around the pom-pom, leaving enough length at the top to hang it and  to also tie a loop for hooking it onto something.


I'm hanging mine outside on Halloween! Not many of our neighbours indulge in a bit of Halloween spirit so we are having a bit of a chocolate hunt in the garden..weather permitting!!!

Let me know if you have any questions or comments!! 

Lots of love,

Gemma xXx

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