Today we made spider webs out of pipe cleaners, yarn and pom-poms. It was a little advanced for Allan who couldn’t actually wrap the yarn and isn’t too handy yet with the glue. We are letting the spiders dry on the web as I type. Lorelei and Allan can’t wait to hang them in their rooms.
- 4 black pipe cleaners
- 12 ft. piece of black yarn
- 2 pom-pom balls
- 2 googly eyes
- 6 inches of embroidery floss
How To: Lay out the 4 pipe cleaners so they overlap like spokes. Twist the pipe cleaners around themselves in the center so they are all held together. (Fig. 1)
Knot the piece of yarn around the center of the spokes. (Fig. 2) Trim off the loose end close to the spokes so that it can’t be seen.
Start at the center with the ball of yarn and wrap around each spoke one time. Continue to work your way outward. As you go hold the spokes an equal distance apart. If you pull the yarn to tightly the web will have a tendency to cup inward as you get toward the end. (Fig. 3)
If you don’t have enough yarn, just tie another piece onto the spoke where the previous piece ended. When you have gone all the way around the spokes leave a 10″ tail of yarn to glue a spider to.
Create your spider legs by cutting 4 pieces of embroidery floss. Lay them out side-by-side and knot them together in the center with another piece of floss. (Fig. 4) Glue the googly eyes to the front of one of the pom-poms. Glue the legs to the back-side of that pom-pom ball. The legs will later be sandwiched between the two pom-poms.
Keep your two pom-poms separate but have them ready to glue onto the web. (Fig. 5) Add some glue to the web (Fig. 6) and adhere both sides of the pom-pom together with the legs and web sandwiched in the middle. (Fig. 7) Add a spider to the yarn tail hanging off the web in the same manner. (Fig. 8) Let spiders dry on web. When the glue has dried tie a loop to the top of the web so you can hang it up. Add a Halloween message using paper and glue it onto the web.