Create Spooky Spider Nests
Spook visitors with this hanging nest full of eight-legged creepy crawly spiders.
Lately, I have been eyeing all sorts of spooky spider webs on crafting sites. I have been exploring the Internet for inspiration and getting in the mood for some epic holiday crafting with my kiddos.
Unfortunately, many of these spider nest creations involve the use of glue. Without a covered porch plus exposure to the fall elements of the Northeast, they would surely disintegrate with the first windy rainstorm. There had to be a better and easier way that was more kid-friendly and less messy. With a little bit of crafting ingenuity, I came up with the perfect solution.
For this craft you will need:
- fake spider web
- black plastic spiders
- thick white yarn
Begin by making a tight ball of white yarn like so. It should be about the size of a baseball. Do not cut it free from the big skein of yarn just yet.
Next begin to wrap the ball of white yarn in the fake spider web. Pull the web apart so it becomes wispy. Tuck some spiders into the web as you are wrapping it to completely cover the ball of yarn.
Next, continue wrapping the white yarn tightly around the ball of yarn and webbing in a random fashion like so. When satisfied, cut the yarn and tuck the end under an adjacent piece of yarn.
To attach the spider web, cut another three-foot piece of yarn. Poke a hole with your finger through the top of the nest and push the yarn through. Even up the sides. Next cut another piece of yarn about two feet this time. Tie it to the base of the nest, and then wind it around the other piece of yarn until you reach the top. Tie all three ends together in a knot.
As a finishing touch, place some black plastic spiders outside the nest and some even on the yarn that attaches the nest to the hook.
Make plenty of these nests to greet guests and trick or treaters on Halloween. Who doesn’t love to be spooked by something that we see everyday in the nooks and crannies of our houses?