Are you looking for something fun to help decorate your house for Halloween? You might enjoy making some Halloween pom pom spiders with your kids. They are more cute than scary, but they could be scary in the right situation. 😉
Here’s what you’ll need for this project: a black pom pom (I used a 2 inch size), 2 black pipe cleaners or chenille stems, some glue and 2 wiggly eyes. You will need to cut the pipe cleaners so a pair of wire cutters or a sturdy pair of scissors is helpful.
Begin by bending 1 pipe cleaner in half.
Then cut it on the crease so you have 2 halves.
Fold each of those pieces in half again and cut them on the crease also.
Do the same with the second pipe cleaner so you have 8 pieces.
Bend each of these pieces into a letter V shape. These will be the spider’s legs. I know that spiders actually have 8 legs, but that is a lot of legs to glue onto 1 pom pom so you may want to do like I did and let your spider have just 6 legs. 😉
Now switch to working on the pom pom and glue the 2 wiggly eyes onto it.
Make sure the eyes will stay in place before moving to the next step. Apply glue all around one end of a “leg”.
Stick the leg into the side of the pom pom, leaving space for the other 2 or 3 legs to be added to that side.
I found it helpful to sit the spider’s body (the pom pom) on an upside down Dixie cup.
Hold each leg in place for a little bit so the leg doesn’t just fall back off. After putting 3 or 4 legs on one side, turn the spider so you can add the 3 or 4 legs to the opposite side.
You might want to let your spider sit and dry for a little bit before you move him around much. Once he is dry enough, that’s when the fun begins! 🙂
Where can you put your spider to make people laugh or even to give them a little Halloween scare? If you are careful and move the legs gently, you can reposition the spider’s legs to make him sit in different locations.
Want to give Mom a surprise? Hide him somewhere in the kitchen. 😉
Or maybe in the bathroom so Dad finds him?
On someone’s computer keyboard? (Yes, it’s rather dusty, isn’t it? But since the owner is sick right now, we won’t mention it.) 😉
On a lamp in the living room?
In the refrigerator??!
Or maybe you should just keep him in with the Fall decorations. 😉 Wherever you put him, just be sure the person who will find him has a good sense of humor and they won’t mind!
I hope making this little Halloween spider will help bring some Halloween fun to your house! 🙂