Popsicle Spider Web

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For this project you will need:

  • Craft Workshop Jumbo sticks (x4)
  • Craft Workshop Jute/String
  • Craft Workshop Glue Gun
  • Black/White Paint
  • Craft Workshop Paintbrush
  • Craft Workshop Scissors
  • Fake Spiders

Step 1:
Using the hot glue gun (don’t burn your fingers), Glue the sticks across each other in a cross pattern as shown, to create the base of the web frame.
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Step 2:
Paint the web frame in black or white paint on both sides—don’t forget the edges!
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Step 3:
Using the Jute String, wrap the string around the sticks, working from the centre (tie the start knot under the middle of the web sticks). Cross over the middle a few times, then twist over and round the sticks going round the web frame in a circular pattern.
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Step 4:
Once you’ve worked your way to the outer end of the sticks, tie the string leaving enough length to hang up.
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Step 5:
Add your fake Spider to his happy new home and hang on display.
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Halloween Hanging Bats

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For this project you will need: 

  • Craft Workshop Wooden Dolls
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stem
  • Craft Workshop Black Felt
  • Craft Workshop Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Craft Workshop Black Paint
  • Craft Workshop Paintbrush
  • Craft Workshop Felt Pens
  • Click here to download the ‘Bat Wing Template Shape
Step 2:
Paint the wooden dolls black (or colour of your choice). Put aside to dry.
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Step 3:
Whilst the bat bodies are drying, cut out bat wings (download Bat Wing Template) in felt, tracing around your paper bat outline.
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Step 4.1:
Cut the Black pipe cleaner into short lengths for legs, about 3 to 4 cms, and then additional smaller piece for feet.
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Wrap the smaller piece around the larger length to create small feet at the end of pipe piece.
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Step 5.
Plug in and heat up glue gun, and stick glue down the centre line of the felt bat, placing the wooden doll on top to fit — careful not to burn your fingers whilst using the gun!
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Step 6:
Pull out a pair of small moving eyes, stick on to the bat head to fit, using glue gun.
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Step 7:
Draw a smile with fangs on the bat face — we used a silver pen on black paint.
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Step 8:
Bend the end of the pipe cleaner legs and glue them to the base of the wooden bat.
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hanging-bats-h Once all dry and glue has set, the bats are ready to hang upside down! Use them to help decorate as a table centre on tree branches for a Halloween feast, or hang up around the house to surprise guests.

Spooky Halloween Spider in Web

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Step 1:
Paint the polystyrene ball black to create spiders body, and put aside to dry.
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Step 2:
Once dry, wrap the Chenille Stems around the body, one by one, twisting the stems underneath the body to make 4 legs on either side.
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Step 3:
Hot glue gun the moving eyes on to the top of the spiders body to finish off your spider
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Step 4:
Start on the Spiders Web by tying the string at the top of the round wreath shaped Polystyrene.
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Wrap the string continuously around the wreath, to cover the sides as much as you like
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Finish off the web by crossing the string across the round wreath a few times, forming the spider web pattern
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final Tie off the string once complete, leaving some extra for hanging the web up, and attach spider to his new home, by twisting his legs on to the web.