Halloween: Foam Halloween Spider Craft

30 Crafty Days of Halloween

Hi, I am Laura and I blog over at Laura’s Crafty Life. My blog is a place to find inspiration to craft a creative and well-lived life through simple craft projects, themed party ideas, organizing tips and tricks, as well as adventures in renovating our home. I am so excited to be here today with you on See Vanessa Craft to share how to make these adorable (and not so scary) foam spiders.

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Supplies needed:

  • 2″ Styrofoam balls
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Google eyes
  • Glue
  • Paper straws
  • Pin and string (optional)

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To start you will paint your Styrofoam ball with black paint.

Note: I also tried to add sparkle paint to one of the spiders, but since I used a high gloss paint the glitter paint didn’t make a big difference. If your paint is matte, you may want to add sparkles.

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Cut your paper straw into four equal size pieces. You will need two straws per spider.

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Push the straw pieces into the Styrofoam ball. Mine seemed to hold well, but you could add a dab of glue in the hole if you are worried about them falling out.

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Glue on google eyes.

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If you want to hang your spider you can use a straight pin and some embroidery floss or ribbon. Simply poke the pin into the top of the spider with the string attached.

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I am not a fan of real spiders, but these little guys are totally cute!

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Thank you to Vanessa for having me for 30 Crafty Days of Halloween!

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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