Monday, October 4, 2010

Furry Spider

This furry spider is fun and easy to put together.  It looks great on a counter or hung by a stretchy string from a window or doorway.  The supplies are easy to find and not expensive so I hope you'll give it a try.
Here are the easy steps to create your own:
The supplies you'll need are colorful pipe cleaners, doll eyes, a package of black boa, a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks, wire cutters.
 First you will twist three different colors of pipe cleaners together to form four sets.

Next gather the four legs in the middle and twist them all together.  Also cut one black pipe cleaner in half, and one more twisted 3 color set, cut in half .  Wrap the colorful half around the middle twist, the black pipecleaner around all of it.  Hot glue the center all together. (making 8 legs, short front feelers and black wraps for the eyes.
Start with  a 36" length of boa, folded in half and hot glue to the underside of the twisted center.  Begin loosely wrapping the boa around the center twisted area, adding hot glue to the bottom center on every time around.  When wrapping make an 8 by wrapping on one side of center across the middle and then the other side.  Finish off on the underside with a hidden dab of hot glue.

Now make a loop in each black pipe cleaner to allow the end of the eye to be glued in place.
Next, grasp all 4 legs on one side of the body, bend them to make an L shape over your fingers.  Do the same for the other side.  Then do the same with the bottom edge to turn upward to form an L for the feet.  Turn the two front feeler edges down.  Trim the feet so that the pipe cleaners are the same length.

Enjoy your spider!


Erin said...

He is adorable!!! :)

Sandy Ang said...

Such a cute, furry spider !

Mary Beth said...

What a CUTE 5-year-old was looking at the links from Under the Table and Dreaming with me and your picture caught our attention. Just adorable!

Whimsical Creations said...

That spider is ADORABLE!!

Completely Coastal said...

Now, that's a spider I can love, haha!

And you live in a gorgeous area for sure!! I'd love to tour an Idea House too.