Friday, 15 December 2017
Latest Issue

activities

Halloween 2011

There is nothing like a good old fashioned scare on Halloween and this creepy-crawly spider is sure to get a few hearts racing! It’s so quick and easy to make, that you can create tons of them.

Supplies needed: black craft foam, masking tape, double-sided tape, pencil, string, scissors, 4 black pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

1. Place the masking tape on top of the black craft foam. Trace around the centre of it to create a circle. Repeat this step on another area of the foam, so that you end up with two circles.
2. Cut the circles out and set aside.
3. Gather the 4 pipe cleaners together, with the ends as even as possible. Wrap a piece of masking tape around them.
4. Tape the pipe cleaners on to one of the circles.
5. Cut a long piece of string and tape it to the same circle.
6. Apply double-sided tape around the edges of the circle. It helps to tear it into small pieces.
7. Remove the backing paper from the tape and apply the second circle on top. Press firmly to make sure the circles are well stuck together.
8. Apply double-sided tape to the back of googly eyes and attach toward the top of the circle.
9. Spread the pipe cleaners apart. Bend and curve them until they resemble spider legs.
10. Hang your spider from the ceiling or a doorway and watch your friends jump! For an extra creepy-crawly effect, get some stretchable spider web decoration for the spider to live in.

Top tip: If you don’t have double sided tape, just fold a regular piece of tape and overlap the edges, so that it’s sticky all the way around.

Article submitted by Jolie Dennison, artist and children’s art facilitator
JolieArt, 21 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AA, www.joliedennison.com, info@joliedennison.com or telephone 07575 366899
To see more creative project ideas, subscribe to: www.youtube.com/joliedennison and www.facebook.com/jolieart.

Your Comments

  • Crafty Kids: Snow Globes

    Festive snow globes make great gifts for friends and family and they are lots of fun to make. More..

  • Crafty Kids: THUMBPRINT robins

    Come Christmas time, you may think that you don’t have time to make your own cards. Not the case! This adorable robin card is so quick and easy – you can let the kids make them while you sit down for a well-deserved break! More..

  • Crafty Kids: Make Your Own Autumn Mask

    Stand out from the crowd this Halloween — use autumn’s woodland colours to create these weird and wonderful masks. They’re lots of fun, super easy, and make for a unique Halloween costume! More..

  • Crafty Kids: MAKE AN ACORN GARLAND

    Decorate your home to welcome in the new season. Made from small scraps of brightly colored fabrics, these cheery little acorns make a pretty autumnal garland. More..

  • Crafty Kids

    LIGHT YOUR WAY TO BELFAST MELA More..

  • Crafty Kids: Pompom Necklace

    Pompoms are the accessory of the summer and making jewellery with pompoms is a fun activity for a rainy afternoon. You only use small pompoms, so they are quick to make and the whole necklace is very easy to put together. More..


Download boredom busting activity sheets here

Web design and development by Creative Online Media, Belfast. Copyright 2007-2008. All rights reserved.

This page is valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS