Some time ago I saw a wire scorpion for sale in a souvenier shop. Fascinated, I bought one, determined to figure out how to build my own. Many trials and errors later, I figured it out. I'm not sure this is exactly how the "proffesional" one was made, and there is a bit of room for improvement, but this is definately a guide to get started.

Materials needed:
Soft wire (20g from WalMart's craft section in this case)
Wire snips
Pliers (to aid shaping)

Now, lets go through my first instructable.

Step 1: Gather wire and build tail-

If using 20g wire, cut 14 pieces of wire 7inches(17cm) long. If using thicker wire, allow a little more length. (less for thinner wire)

Gather 6 pieces of wire together, find the middle, and wrap 1 strand around the rest. Repeat until two wires are left uncoiled. Twist these to the end.

To twist wire, bend wires to make a 90 degree angle, place between thumb and finger, and twist, making sure to keep wire at 90 degree angle.
<p>HI I started building this , but stuck on step 3, which furthest back wires ? i have now 6 loose ends in the front for mandibles and arms , and 8 ends on each sides for the legs..right?.</p>
<p>YAY! But the wire twist is kind of one around the other. To twist both around each other, push each wire in a half twist. So push the right wire around to the left, then the new right wire back to the left; looks better.</p>
Being it looks like your a pro at making these cool creatures,how long does it take for you to complete one?That will give me an idea of what it will take me.
hi i want to know how I can make a spider with wire, because I have tried and not come out. anyone can put as is done step by step? thanks!<br>
I made a spider with beads on it a while back, I even hate spiders so I was creeping out as I made it. I still have it too. :)
thanx!<br />
they are so cool. i have to know how they are made . i am goimg to make me one
You can make the tail look more real if you put spaces between the wire wrapping.&nbsp; Every time you use a new wire leave 1/8&quot; space.&nbsp; <br />
gracias viejo por severo aporte
yes can u please speculate
In the second "stanza" what do you mean, i dont understand
<strong></strong><br/>Wonderful, <br/>Wonderful<strong></strong><br/>thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssss'<em><strong></strong></em><br/>
Here are my copy attempts...annealed wire, with a copper wire in the middle...spider, horned toad and tarantula. I used river rocks as base inside spider's abdomen.
I'm totally going to sell these.
got confused at stage 2 and tried going only to fail even more
do not give up
I didn't and i did so well i have worked out how to make giant tarantulas so watch this space for an Instructable XD
Very fun!
this looks a bit difficult
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28185199@N04/sets/72157606895150344/">wire art</a><br/><br/>Hello M F here is a link to my wire art page <br/>
How do you make the green mantis? It is awesome!!!!
Thank you, I will post pics on how to do it as soon as i can
That. Is. So. Cool!!!!!
How do you make the green mantis? It is awesome!!!!
when i was little my dad made all kinds of animals with wire, giraffes, poodles, scorpions.... well he taught me how to make them and this is how it came out. and i added a hook, to hang it up.
looks like a lasso. giddyapp!
thanks for the great instructions I had a broken foot and was stuck sitting around allot so I started making them I took your same concept and created some other things like a spider,paying mantis,lizard,dragon fly,butterfly and even a deer.
can you put up some pictures of them and a instructable? I'd like to make some of those too.
how do you make this?
This is my scorpion and dragonfly....i think its ok
do you have instructions on how to make the dragonfly? It's awesome.
I love this project it is fun and relatively easy, the product is just awesome. Here is my first one it sorta sucks all I had was insulated wire, but it still turned out alright.
Great Tutorial!! My wife has one made at a local shipyard and yours looks just like it. Do you know of a spider like this?
now all you have to do is solder a rumble motor on the bottom like the " wire spiders " instructable and you are ready to scare people with Arachnophobia.
cool! just goin off to try and make one (after breakfast:p
done! ive made 3 Scorpions and a dragon fly now my fingers hurt!!:-(
Ooh! A dragonfly? That sounds cool. Got a picture?
hear is the dragonfly and a minny scorpion ,sorry about the wait:
no sorry my camera lost the will to liv
umm yea icool i made a wire bee before i moved and i have no idea where it is lol
A friend taught me how to make these a couple years ago. He learned it from a pro at a fair. Anyway, his are slightly different. I think they look a little better, so I'll try to explain the difference. On the tail, instead of wrapping the wires around at the base, cut one a little ways up the tail, and wrap the very end around, cut the next up a little farther and wrap the end of it around too. Re peat until all the wires are used. It will gradually get smaller until only one wire is left.<br/><br/>Just my little contribution. Hope someone makes one up and posts a pic, I don't really have a good camera. =\<br/>
I thiiiiiink I know whatcha mean. I'll give it a whirl, see what I come up with. I'll post a pic if anything good comes of it.<br/><br/>-=Nash=-<br/>
hey man, i finally got the wire dragon instructable up! the only down side is that i couldnt find my digital camera to take high quality pictures. hopefully i will be able to fix those soon... but still look at it!
Hey! i sat down with some wire and got creative... and made a dragon! it uses the same concept and steps as yours, so i wanted to get your permission before a post an instructable on it. please get back too me!
Of course! Have at! I can't wait to see.<br/><br/>-=Nash=-<br/>
Nice and crafty, thanks for th instructable, i will have to give it a shot.
also i have found that you can make your lengths longer and when making ribs/legs go over twice istead of once it makes the scorpion have more depth and plus it just looks meaner

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