Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spook-tac-u-lar Day 23: Mr. and Mrs. Spider

Welcome back to Day 23 of the Spook-tac-u-lar Halloween Crafts.  Be sure to stop by and see what Rhonda has to share with you at http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/ when you are finished visiting here.

Today, I have two little spiders to share with you. 
The inspiration for this project came from a picture my hubby drew a few month's ago.  He is the Sales Manager of Cook's Pest Control and one of his sales men was talking to a customer about "Mr.Spider" and he thought it was funny and drew this little picture.  I saw it and wanted to make him and a girl spider as well.  Here is the picture he had drew. 

I started out with 2 stryofoam balls that were 4 inches and 2 styrofoam balls that were 3 inches and spray painted them black.  (The balls were put on skewer sticks to hold them up while being painted and drying).
Next, I used a small skewer stick and a small bit of hot glue to attach the smaller balls to the larger ones to make the spider's body.
For the legs, I used black pipe cleaners.  I took 4 of these and cut them in half.  Then, I took each half and placed it into the side of the larger ball and bent them down to make the legs.

I did this for both spiders on each side.  Once the legs were finished, I hot glued a bow to the top for the girl and I hot glued a mini top hat that came from Hobby Lobby into the arm of the boy spider and bent it up towards the head.  I also used hot glue to attach some google eyes to them.
Finally, I used a white paint pen to add a little mouth to each spider.


9 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Spooky! And so fun! I would not want to run into one of these in the dark!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Luanne said...

wow! that is super cute.
You're very talented.

Luanne
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http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Sheena said...

Cute!

Eva said...

ooh my goodness how simple and oh so cute!!!
Eva :0)
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

How Adorable!Cute Top Hat & Bow!

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Val said...

Love your spiders, they make quite the pair!

Jens Craft Corner said...

What a cute pair of spiders. It looks like they were "made" for one another. Great project!

Cricut Couple said...

OMG! With all of these great projects, I would LOVE to see your house on Halloween! I bet it's cute and spooky in every single corner! Another winner in my book!

callyannc said...

Cute little spiders! TFS Callyann