For Halloween I needed a lot of spiders! But the price to buy them was way to high. We planned on turning one of the trees in our front yard into a huge spider home. We needed spiders of different sizes and a lot of them to make this look right. I came up with this idea to make realistic (at night) looking spiders that were budget friendly. Have fun making these.
Step 1: The supplies
Styrofoam balls of different sizes. You can also use pear shaped ones for the body. You will need 2 for each spider, 1 large for body and 1 smaller for the head. For these pics I used 1-1/2” for the head and 2-1/2 for body. For larger spiders, use best judgment for the difference between head and body.
Chenille stems for the legs
Small washers or beads
Monster mud- 1 part latex paint 4 parts sheetrock walling mud
Piece of foam to hold spiders as they dry
Red puff paint or googly eyes
Black, red or whatever colors you want, acrylic paint
Brushes for mudding and painting