How to Make a Giant Fake Spider

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How to Make a Giant Fake Spider
Make a giant fake spider using craft materials. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

When you are decorating your house for Halloween, you can make it look particularly spooky by placing a giant fake spider outside for people to see as they walk up to your door. Instead of spending a lot of money buying a giant spider from a party-supply store, make your own fake spider using materials you can find around your house or purchase inexpensively from a supermarket. This enables you to scare guests when they trick or treat without breaking the bank.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Black pillowcase
  • Cotton batting
  • Black satin ribbon, 1 inch wide
  • Scissors
  • 4 black pantyhose, matt
  • Black thread
  • Needle
  • 8 foam balls, 2 inches wide
  • Acrylic paint, black and white
  • Paintbrush
  • Tacky glue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill a black, standard-size pillowcase with 454gr. of cotton batting.

  2. 2

    Cut two pieces of black satin ribbon so each is 12 inches long. Tie one of the ribbons into a knot around the opening of the pillowcase to seal it closed.

  3. 3

    Tie the other ribbon into a knot around the stuffed pillow, placing the ribbon 12 inches from the sealed end. This will section off the head of the giant spider.

  4. 4

    Cut off the legs of 4 pairs of black matt pantyhose, and stuff each leg with 113gr. of cotton batting. This will make the pantyhose legs look like spider legs. Tie the end of each pantyhose peg into a knot.

  5. 5

    Place four legs on either side of the pillowcase, arranging them around the large section that represents the abdomen of the spider. Sew the knotted ends of the legs onto the abdomen of the spider.

  6. 6

    Paint eight 2-inch-wide foam balls using black acrylic paint and allow them to dry for 30 minutes. Paint a white dot onto each foam ball and let the paint dry for an additional 30 minutes. These will be the giant spider's eyes.

  7. 7

    Glue the eight eyes onto the small section of the pillowcase using tacky glue. Position the eyes so the white dots face out. Allow the glue to dry for 30 minutes before displaying the giant fake spider.

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