- Black Wool
- Some card to make the template for the spiders body
- 4 long black pipe cleaners
- 2 small black pom poms
- 2 extra small red pom poms
- 60 cm black elastic
I’m going back to my crafty roots today and making something I used to make with my Nana whenever we’d visit. Super simple, GREAT to make with the smaller versions of you and I think they are wonderfully retro too.
What are we making?????
Pom – Pom Spiders!!!!!
How To Make A Halloween Spider
- Start by cutting two circles out of card with a hole in the middle of each. My circles measured 9cm wide with the middle hole measuring 4cm; of course you could make yours bigger or smaller if you wish.
- Take the ball of black wool and secure the end of it to the card by tying it in a knot, then start wrapping the wool around the card by feeding it through the hole
- Continue to wrap the wool around the card until it is totally covered
- Using sharp scissors start cutting through the wool.
- Cut all the way around.
- Cut a length of wool about 20cm long and tie the piece of wool between the two cardboard pieces into a tight knot, thus securing the pom-pom in the middle.
- Then take your length of black elastic and secure one end of it around the centre of the pom-pom as well, again securing in a knot
- When you are happy that the pom- pom is secured adequately in the middle with the wool tie and black elastic, remove the cardboard circles.
- You should be left with a woolly pom- pom
- Take your first pipe cleaner and feed it under the black elastic attached to the middle of the pom-pom, making sure that you have the same amount of pipe cleaner poking out from each side.
- Repeat this with the the other three pipe cleaners
- When all the black pipe cleaners are in position, fold each one over itself to secure in place
- Bend the legs into shape as you wish
- Using some craft glue, attached the small black pom-poms to the main black pom-pom for the eyes, then add the very small red pom-poms to the small black pom-poms, also using craft glue.
You now have very spooky if not a little disgruntled looking spiders.
I hung mine inside the inglenook. They hang there bouncing slightly and generally being grouchy.
He’s not having any of it!
And occasionally they spy on you from around the side of the brickwork. There are a lot of spys around here actually.
What can you do? They’re meant to be scary after all!
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