Saturday, October 4, 2008

1 Hour : Make It : Spider

My little guy is 14 months so for the last several months we have been singing "Eensy Weensy Spider" (or Itsy Bitsy, which ever you prefer). He loves the song and is slowly catching on the actions. He is also at the age where he is in to EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING intrigues him (you know that phase).

I'm going to make these little spiders and I am 99.9% sure he is going to LOVE them. Unfortunately he won't be much help in making these and because I will be using a hot glue gun (remember, he's into and intrigued by EVERYTHING that's a problem with a hot glue gun) I think I will put him in his high chair so he can just watch me.

I chose this particular spider because I happen to have an empty egg carton but if you don't, it would be just as easy to use a black pom-pom or something similar.

Egg Carton Arachnids
Empty egg carton
Black paint
Black pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Push pin or paper clip

1. Cut the cups off an empty egg carton and place them on newspaper. Paint the cups, inside and out, with a coat of black acrylic paint.

2. Use the end of a paper clip or a pushpin to poke four holes along the bottom edge on one side of the cup. Poke matching holes on the opposite side of the cup.

3. To make fuzzy legs, cut four black pipe cleaners into 7-inch lengths. Thread a pipe cleaner through one of the holes, into the cup, and out the corresponding hole on the other side. Make sure the ends protrude an equal length from both sides of the cup and bend them upward at the base of the spider's body. Fold in the opposite direction midway down the legs to create knees and bend the tips to make feet.

4. Finally, glue on googly eyes.

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