Styrofoam Spiders and Web

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Styrofoam Spiders and Web
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Infest nooks and crannies with these easy-to-make creeping crawlies.

What you'll need

  • Two sizes of styrofoam balls
  • Black paint and brushes
  • Toothpicks
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Paper scraps
  • Thick gray yarn
  • Tape or tacks

How to make it

  1. Styrofoam Spiders and Web Image -- Step 1

    Paint the Styrofoam balls black and let them dry. Attach the head (smaller ball) to the body (larger ball) with toothpicks.

  2. Insert the pipe cleaner legs into the body and bend them in half to create the knee joints. Bend the tips to create the feet.

  3. Give the spider a frightening face by gluing on two paper triangle eyes.

  4. To make the web, run a length of yarn across the top of a door frame and tape or tack in place. Wet (but don't soak) a dozen or so 6-foot-long strands of yarn and gently pull each strand apart to create a cobweb effect. Drape them over the yarn on the door frame.

  5. Suspend a few spiders on the web by twisting the pipe cleaner legs around the yarn. For maximum chills, invite guests to walk through the doorway, brushing against the wet web as they walk.

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