Step 1: Gather What You Need
2 sizes of ready made styrofoam balls, toothpicks, black pipe cleaners, hot glue gun and glue sticks, scissors and chopsticks. used but not shown: cup hooks, flat black spray paint, dryer lint, black acrylic paint, red acrylic paint (or red jewels/sequins for eyes) white (Elmers) glue.
Step 2: Head and Body
insert it into the smaller styrofoam ball.
add a dab of hotglue to the other end of the toothpick.
apply the large ball as the spiders body.
press them together firmly until you feel the glue 'take hold'
Step 3: Legs
Step 4: Legs, Continued
insert one pipecleaner leg into each hole. a little more hot glue will help them set firmly if smeared around the base of the leg.
repeat process on the other side of the spiders body.
Step 5: So Far So Good!
Step 6: Hanging Hook
mine are brass colored, so i painted them black.
add bead of hot glue to the threads of the dried, black hook.
simply screw the gluey black hook into the spiders heiney.
Step 7: Fur
hang them up by their cup hooks, not touching one another, to dry overnight.
Step 8: Finished Spider
AND keep in mind: it would be a simple matter to add a reindeer motor and animate these super lightweight spiders, too!