Witches are in the air, black cats in the alleyways, and ghosts looming behind the curtains. That can only mean one thing. Halloween is just around the corner! It’s only a matter of time before the streets will be filled with costume clad trick or treaters begging for treats and not tricks. It’s also a great time to get together with friends and family to celebrate the season. Today we have a fun tutorial for you to get in the Halloween spirit for your upcoming party. It’ll be sure to give your guests a chill (well at least a laugh or two).
You will need:
- Paper treat bags
- Baker’s twine
- Paper straws
- Plastic eye balls (found at your local craft store)
- Glue gun (not pictured)
- Plastic grocery sack or something similar (not pictured)
Roll or scrunch up the plastic sack and insert it into the treat bag. Close up the bag with baker’s twine and tie it into a knot. You will want to tie the knot about 1/3 of the way down. This will create the body of the spider and allow some space for the head. Once the twine is secure, use the hot glue gun to glue down the bottom corners to make the body look more round.
Fold the edge of the bag inside to hide the jagged edge.
Using the hot glue gun, make a stripe of glue around the eye balls one at a time and insert them into the top of the bag. Wrap the edge of the bag around the eye balls and position them where you think they look best.
You will need four paper straws per spider. Take your straws and fold them in half and then fold each half in half. They will have three folds all together with four sections (see picture above). Use your glue gun and glue a stripe underneath the spider down the middle. Position the spider legs along the stripe in the direction that you want them to go. Try to spread them out a little so that the spider can stand up on it’s own. Lay the spider upside down and allow to dry and cool off completely. And you’re done!
There are so many fun things you can do with your spider! We decided to use ours to add the perfect touch to our Halloween cake. What will you do with your spiders? Some ideas include hanging them from the ceiling, place them in a windowsill, or add extra decor to your food table. What colors do you like best? We couldn’t decide. Be sure to tag us in all your Halloween crafts and decorations with #justartifacts.