My son is hosting a halloween/birthday party so child friendly was essential and with money being sparse i decided to do a bit of D.I.Y with the help from my 10 year old we made an effective but eco- friendly, not to mention purse, friendly Sedrick Spider!
Sedricks joints are all moveable and he just loves to hang around!! If you wish to make a standing spider you just need to shorten the legs and strengthen them!!
I shall try shortly and post!!
This is my first attempt at doing an instructable, please be warned!!
Step 1: What You Will Need - No Real Cost Involved!!
You will need :-
Old newspaper, 1 should be enough ,more if you want to make a bigger spider
Some black bin liners, Sedrick used 2 and he is a reasonably big spider!
A few scraps of red paper, tissue paper or crepe paper
Scissors to cut with
and last but not least, some imagination and a touch of patience!!
Step 2: Prepare Your Paper !
Step 3: Make His Insides!
You should be left with a giant newspaper ball.
Step 4: Make the Head !
Step 5: Give Him Skin!!
Pull the bin liner tight around the paper to hold the shape of the spiders body. Sellotape in place. If you place all the sellotape on the underside of the spider the legs will cover it.
Attatch the head to the body, again with the sellotape on the underside of the body. You can place the head in any position. If you sellotape about an inch down the neck insead of at the top his head this will still enable the head to be moved!
Step 6: Make the Legs!!and They Are Moveable Too!!
To enable the legs to be moveable I made a joint by sellotaping 8 of the pices of paper rolled into half and sellotaping the ends closed making an "0" shape. I then took another piece of the paper and ran it through the hoop and then sellotaped the ends of that piece interlinking them into "8" shapes.
If you do this for all of the pieces you will end up with 8 legs, all with moveable joints, Place the legs at the angle that you would like them and place a piece of sellotape around the joint.Do this about an inch away from the centre of the joint to enable movement.
To cover the legs cut strips of the bin liner and simply wrap around the legs.Attatch at the beginning and end of the leg with a bit of sellotape.Repeat for all the legs!
Step 7: Attatch the Legs!! and Make Him Scary!!
With a small square of red paper and a bit of pva glue you can give your spider jazzy feet!! Just put a small bit of glue on the ends of the legs and squeeze paper onto it. Also you can use spare paper to do the traditional Black Widdow egg timer trademark or any thing else you desire! I have used tiny pieces of the red paper for some lovely red eyes simply screwed up and glued on.
Step 8: Up He Goes!!Or Is It Down?!
And there you have it, Your very own Sedrick Spider.
This was my first attempt and was done with my 10 year old son, he enjoyed making this and loves it!!
Note - this is a child friendly version, you can spend more time and improve him and add some extra touches like a fangs or a fly caught and cocooned.
Any questions please feel free to ask!!
Thanks for reading!!