Fuzzy Friendly Halloween Spider

For a sweet Halloween spider decoration that garners smiles, not shrieks, make this cordial 8-leg creature a part of your DIY Halloween decor.

What You'll Need

  • 4-inch plastic foam ball (for each spider)
  • Black yarn
  • 16 flat crafts sticks (for each spider)
  • Black paint
  • Foam brush
  • Crafts glue
  • 24 black chenille stems (for each spider)
  • White, black, and purple felt scraps
  • Scissors

How to Make A Spider

Body Building

This Halloween spider craft is more sweet than scary! To begin this DIY Halloween spider, wind black yarn around the plastic foam ball, alternating directions until the foam is fully covered. This will be the body of your Halloween spider decoration.

Let's Get Leggy

For the legs of these friendly spider decorations, paint the flat crafts sticks black. Let them dry completely. Once dry, glue two sticks together into a  wide-V shape and allow to dry completely. Repeat until all the sticks are paired off. You should have 8 legs for your spider.

Once the glue is dry, wind three black chenille stems around each leg, leaving 1-1/2 inches on one end of each leg uncovered. You'll use that spot to attach the leg to the spider's body.

Piece it Together

To attach the legs to the spider, press the uncovered ends of the legs into the sides of the yarn-covered ball. Be sure to insert the legs in beyond the yarn and into the foam ball, so they're firmly attached. Place four legs at the same height on each side of the ball. Next, give your spider a friendly face by cutting out eyes and a smile from felt. We cut large circles from white felt, small circles from black felt, and layered them to create the spider's googly, friendly wide eyes. The smile was cut from a small piece of purple felt. Then glue the pieces to the front of the ball, and your friendly neighborhood spider is ready for Halloween.


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