Saturday, October 29, 2011

"S" is for Spiders

Kid's craft: styrofoam spiders

This is it, last Halloween post for 2011.

Super easy, fast and fun kids decoration.

Here's how we made the spiders:

1. You will need:

- 3" styrofoam balls
(6 pack is about $4)

Paint black and poke 6 holes around equator with skewer.
Attach ribbon hanger: knot ends together, use straight pin and hot glue down into ball.

- black pipe cleaners, cut in half
- eyeballs, we used felt (googly eyes tend to fall off)
- teeth, we used red felt triangles

2. Apply glue into holes:

3. Insert pipe cleaner leg into each hole:

4. Apply glue to back of eyeballs:

5. Glue into place:

6. Glue on teeth:

7. Once dry, bend legs at knees and ankles.

Someone got a little zealous with the teeth.

Hang all around for fun.

We did this craft with girl #2's class:

And then I packaged them up to take home:

Using cupcake topper clip art I had from awhile back:
(This clip art is from

Cut out with circle cutter, mount to cardstock and add each student's name on back:

Tie on with ribbon:

I also used the favor bag tops from to wrap up a little teacher gift:

A Halloween key fob.

The kids love giving their teachers gifts so this was the perfect teacher accessory for the holiday.

Despite the snow falling outside we are ready for Halloween, bring on the candy.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Tuesday Timeout @ Reasons to Skip the Housework


  1. Really cute! I'm going to have to remember this for next year!

  2. Very cute idea.
    Following you from Making the World Cuter Mondays.