so, this year’s halloween decoration theme is: SPIDER’S LAIR 🙂
we just came up with it last weekend, and we thought it’s going to be fun to make. today, aina and i paid a visit to the Art Friend and bought stuff to make little spiders. the plan is, instead of making little crepe pumpkins filled with candies like we did in the past two years, we are going to make paper spiders carrying egg-sacks filled with candies… candy-carrier spiders 🙂
all we need:
- chenille (pipe-cleaner-looking thing) in dark colors… we got black and brown
- black paper in medium thickness. not too thin so that it can retain the shape.
- white tissue paper (the light crêped paper, not the one for wiping)
- hole-puncher – optional…
- scissors + glue
ari started with making a template for the spider’s body out of hard cardboard.
once he’s done, he traced the body on to the black paper and aina got to cut them out. lately she’s getting better at cutting while following the lines, so this was good practice.
after the body is done, it’s time to attach the legs. fold the chenille on to the waist of the spider, twist once and bend the leg. repeat 3 times so that each spider has 3 sets of legs.
using the hole-puncher, punch some paper (white, colored, whatever you like) and make two circles. glue them to the head… and now your spider has a pair of eyes!
or you can put the eyes before the legs…
and now, make more of them… even koda was excited to see the spiders 🙂
for the egg sack, fold a few candies inside the white tissue paper and attach the bundle onto the spider’s belly… i know it looks weird here in the picture, but it’s much cuter in real life.
as you can see, our spiders can’t wait to get their egg sack… too bad, we haven’t bought enough candies for them yet.