Halloween is a time to get creative with your scary treat bag tags or place markers for parties. It was with this in mind that I decided to make a spider. It’s a simple, quick, and kid friendly craft for the ages. Honestly. I think this would be just the perfect kind of craft to do with the little ones.
To start with I cut out a 2in circle to attach the spider applique to, because I thought it would be nice to have the legs of the spider hanging over a wee bit. It would give an almost lively element to it if you ask me although I suppose you could cut shorter legs and make it fit perfectly. Then I glued a 1in pom pom onto the center of the circle.
The next step was to cut the legs. I used one that I had made earlier in the day as an inspiration for this one. It looks very tarantula like. I cut the pipe cleaner 7 times and had sto start a new pipe cleaner for the 8th leg.
I used the first leg in order to size the other legs. I wanted them to be similar in length. I bent the leg first so I could see exactly how it would look, and I did this again with the full portion of pipe cleaner in my hand to get a perfect cut.
Now it was time to glue the legs to the pom pom. I put the glue on the edge of the leg and then attached it to the side of the pom pom. I didn’t attach to the paper so that it would be actually attached like the legs of a real spider.
Now these spider tags are ready for treat bags or table place markers. They look just creepy and crawly enough to be scary to some, but they aren’t quite terrifying. Get the kids and the supplies together and make some of your very own.