Creepy Halloween Spider Craft

Halloween Craft: Creepy Halloween Spider Craft

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

, , , FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter, FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls, FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Eggs, FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Connectors, Paper Straws

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Are you ready for Halloween??

I sure am, or at least I’m getting ready! SO when I got the news that we were making Halloween crafts for our Make It Fun Crafts Team challenge I was really excited.  Make It: Fun® Crafts just released a new Halloween E-book and part of our challenge was to recreate a project in the book. So I really wanted to make a Spider Craft for Halloween.

Creep Halloween Spider Craft

Here’s is the link to the e-book!

This spider craft was really easy to make and they can be an adult Halloween craft or even a kids Halloween craft.

Getting Started

I still have a TON of FloraCraft® product left from all our challenges, so it was easy to roundup my supplies. On a recent trip to The Dollar Tree I found they had some Halloween paper straws in stock. So I had to stock up!! They even had some really cool googly eyes.

Are you ready to get crafting?!?! I sure am!!

Creep Halloween Spider Craft

Step 1 – Paint Foam Balls

I pulled out some of my FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Connectors and used a foam ball and foam egg to make my spiders body. Then I painted both and let dry several hours.  The foam takes a while to dry.

Creep Halloween Spider Craft

Step 2 – Add Legs

Once my foam was dry I used 8 pipe cleaners to make my legs. I bent them over and placed them around the foam ball. They went in super easy!

Creep Halloween Spider Craft

Step 3 – Add Your Paper Straws

Now it’s time to add the fun paper straws!!

I needed a total of 8 paper straws. I cut one paper straw into two pieces, I made one a little smaller then the other. Then I put them through the pipe cleaners. Since I used pipe cleaners I was able to bend the legs perfectly!!

This spider is looking so cool~

Creep Halloween Spider Craft

Step 4 – Make Your Nest

Finally I wanted to make the spiders egg like in the e-book. I used a VERY large foam ball and drew out my opening, then I used my “handy dandy” foam cutter to cut the inside out. For the inside I used a spoon to “scoop” out any extra foam. This also helps smooth the inside.

I painted the ball and let dry overnight!

Creep Halloween Spider Craft

Finishing Touches

I finished off the craft by adding those fun google eyes I found at the Dollar Tree with hot glue.

Halloween Craft: Creepy Halloween Spider Craft

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In the package of foam connectors they have one that you can add a string through. So you are able to hang this spider craft from the ceiling.  Which is a GREAT option.

Halloween Craft: Creepy Halloween Spider Craft

Halloween Craft: Creepy Halloween Spider Craft

Here is my inspiration from the Halloween E-book.  I just made my spiders a little bigger!

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Oh how I love how my spiders turned out! If you want to make this a more “kid friendly” craft, then you can leave off the foam egg in the back.

Using the paper straws really gave these spiders a cool new look, don’t ya think?!

I cant’ wait to see what our challenge will be next month, stay tuned!

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