I looooove Halloween! Can you tell? Here are some pics from my front yard decoration and instructions on some of the projects I made for it.
Giant (and Small) Garbage Bag Spider
- Black Garbage Bags
- 16 Gauge Wire (something finer for the small spider)
- Wire Cutters
- Duct Tape
- Electrical Tape
For the small spider, create one circle hoop with wire. Place a plastic grocery bag inside the hoop and wrap a few times with electrical tape. For the Giant Spider form two hoops and interlock them so the create a sphere shape. Then stuff a garbage bag inside the center of the sphere.
Form each of the 8 legs by taking a double length of the wire, folding it in half and wrapping the ends of the wire around the hoop. Wrap a small piece of electrical tape around where the hoop and each leg meet (for the Giant Spider you can use duct tape for this).
Next, cover the center of the spider’s body with a piece of garbage bag and secure with electrical tape. Around the 8 legs, cut strips of garbage bag to wind around each leg forming the skin of the spider. Finish off with electrical tape. You can also decorate the spider’s head with googly eyes, or create pincers.
- Measuring Tape
- Black Paper (preferably cardstock)
- Wax Paper
- Glue Stick
- White or Yellow Colored Pencil
- Clear Tape
- Lamp or light source (for display)
Measure your garage windows to decide on your size. Use the pencil to trace your hands onto the black paper starting at the bottom of the page. Remember to be creative with the hand shapes and locations. Use the scissors to cut out the shapes and stick the cutouts onto the wax paper with the glue stick. Let these dry completely, then mount inside the windows with clear tape. Be sure to backlight for the best effect!