The Long-Legged Spider

long-legged-spiderHalloween crafts that make for an impressive low-cost centerpiece for a buffet table or part of your Halloween decorations are long-legged spiders. This friendly arachnid is all legs.

Here’s what you need:

* Foam balls: four 1 ½ inch, one 2 ½ inch
* Eight 16-inch-long pieces of wire
* Black acrylic crafts paint
* Paintbrush
* Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
* 3/8 inch wiggle eyes
* Crafts glue
* Scrap of orange felt

Cut the 1 ½ inch foam balls in half with a knife. Paint all the foam balls and wires black. Bend the wires about 4 inches from the end to form knees. Hot-glue shorter ends into the sides of the 2 ½ inch foam ball, four to a side. Glue a half ball onto the other end of each wire, making sure the ball sits flat on the tabletop. Attach wiggle eyes with crafts glue. Cut eyebrows and mouth from felt; glue onto spider face.

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  1. Neat idea! This is one of the better spider crafts I’ve seen yet this season.

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