Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Are Cute Spiders possible?

YES they are and your kids can help to!!!

Here they are:

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What I used:

Plastic cups for the body

Pipe cleaners for the feet(chenille stems)

Buttons for the eyes

Fabric Flowers

Colored Foam for the neckties

Red Yarn for the mouth (for the spider above I used a red paper clip)

Black Paint (for the spider above I used a sharpie)

Hot Glue


Paint the cup

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I only painted the bottom portion. Cut the cup down in size keeping the bottom portion.

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Cut the Pipe cleaners in half and the fold them in half. Hole punch 4 holes on each side of the cup for a total of 8 holes. Feed the Pipe cleaners through two hole at the same time.

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Put a little hot glue around the Pipe cleaners on the inside of the cup to give the legs more stability.

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Bend the legs to your liking.

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Add the eyes, mouth, and flower or bowtie.

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Here’s where they have invaded for right now!!! Just an FYI I think I like the way the spider that I used the sharpie on the best (the spider in the very first picture). I like how it’s shiny.

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Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a fun Halloween projects to do with your kids! thanks.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I will have to do this with my kids. Those are too cute!

Kammy said...

What a great project for the kiddos !

Jes said...

Fantastic! That is a perfect craft suitable for both their ages!

Great poost!


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh man, my son would have so loved that when he was younger :)

Patti said...

what a cute project for children - very clever!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Your spiders are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Megan said...

I know they're a bit out of season now, but I'm definitely trying this with my daughter. We need some summer activities and she LOVES creepy crawly anything...especially spiders! Thanks for sharing this idea.


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