I’ve always enjoyed Vanessa’s creativity so I’m excited to be sharing with her readers some of our fall crafty fun! I’m Mari from Inspired by Familia where we share on all things family: recipes, parenting, crafting, kids activities, home décor and more! Make sure to stop by and say hola! I’m at: BLOG, FACEBOOK & Pinterest!
We are still in the stage of life where I don’t want Halloween to be spooky and ghoulish for my kiddos but most of the Halloween décor you’re bombarded with at the store is, so I decided to just make a kid-friendly wreath (from napkins and paper plate). You’ll just have to stop by my blog to take a peek at it, because it really is so cute! I love all thing fall so the extent of my Halloween décor will be the wreath and some pumpkins outside our door.
Which brings me to the craft I’ll be sharing with you, our Fuzzy Wuzzy Spiders! I needed some spiders for my wreath so we got to making some. They are adorable and not spooky at all. See for yourself!
I showed my neighbor the fuzzy wuzzy spiders and she’s going to have her son’s kinder class make them for a Halloween craft. It’s really easy to make but if you have little ones using it I highly recommend using the cardboard as shown below. I didn’t use the cardboard once I figured out how to make it.
small card board piece (it can even be an index card cut in half)
- pipe cleaners
I took pictures for all of my visual learners (that would be me) so hopefully that helps.
1. Wrap yarn around cardboard. The more yarn you wrap the thicker your fuzzy wuzzy spider will be.
2. Then carefully remove it from the cardboard and place around your fingers making sure to keep it the same as it was on the cardboard. (if you’re working with little ones, they may need assistance here).
3. Now you’ll need to carefully remove it off your fingers and tie a string around the center.
4. Next, cut both ends.
5. You can skip this step if you want your spider to have no legs as shown in picture 7. You will place your pipe cleaners straight across the middle and tie them in the center as shown above.
6. You have two options: You can lay it like a haystack standing up (as shown above in #6) for the fuzziest look and then twist your spider legs to the right direction. I did this. Or you can lay the spider on it’s side, in the direction the legs are and just play with it to make it fuzzy.
7. Glue eyes on an you’re set.
Happy trick or treating and decorating! You can get the details to my super easy & fun (paper plate and napkin) wreath on my blog here!
Here’s a sneak peak to some of my favorite projects. Just click on the link and it will take you to the article with the details.