October 5, 2012

Furry Halloween Spider - Kid Craft Contributor

Hi Sugar Bee readers! I’m Shatzi and I blog over at Love and Laundry. I’m a mom of three kiddos and I love cooking, sewing, crafting, decorating and definitely playing with my kids. But I don’t love laundry. That’s kind of a joke. I’m so excited to be back this month sharing a fun Halloween kid craft!

furry halloween spider

These are so simple to make! Here’s what you need:

furry halloween spider supplies

A medium or large styrofoam ball (depending on how big you want your spider)
Black furry yarn
8 Black pipe cleaners
Googly eyes

I love this kind of craft because the kids can pretty much do it all by themselves. I couldn’t find sticky eyes, so I had to help them hot glue the eyes on. But, other than that, they pretty much handled this one on their own.

The first thing I did was tape the yarn onto the Styrofoam ball so it would stay in place.

furry halloween spider step 1

Then, I let my girlie wrap and wrap and wrap. I told her to use the whole skein of yarn so we could make sure the Styrofoam ball was completely covered.

furry halloween spider step 2

After it’s completely wrapped, we tucked in the pipe cleaners underneath the yarn and twisted it together to form the legs. It’s hard to photograph black on black, so I drew an arrow to kind of show you how to do it. I’m sure this goes without saying, but there should be 4 legs on each side. Once the pipe cleaners were all through, we bent the pipe cleaners to look like spider legs.

furry halloween spider step 3

Finally, we hot glued the googly eyes on.

furry halloween spider step 4

I hung it from a string to dangle below our dining room table light.

furry halloween spider finished underneath

Don’t those legs look creepy and cute all at the same time?

furry halloween spider finished

This was a fun project and the kids were so proud of what they created. Plus they are some fun Halloween decorations!

Thanks, Mandy for having me today!

I’d love to stay in touch! You can find me on my Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

4 Fabulous Comments:

Way cute and really easy for the kids. Thanks for posting-I think we'll go out tonight and pick up some supplies to make these while hubby is out camping.

Very cute. How did you secure the end of the yarn after wrapping? I'm seeing all of other fuzzy things. Snow men?

I thought the same thing! Even more Halloween ideas....pumpkins, maybe? I just tied the yarn around a wrapped piece and knotted it. Hope that helps!

it looks funny!

I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

doro K.

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