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This project takes a lot of time and effort but turned out great. Cutting pipes & gluing, the foam & cure, paint/dry - plan on 3-4 hrs labor with 12 hrs min for dry & cure. It's a two day project. Be careful with the width of the abdomen - too close to the leg sockets and you cannot get the legs in without cutting the foam back. Took us 3 cans foam 2 cans of paint & a full role of tape; $70
Giant Halloween Spider
Thank you for the advice! I have a feeling I may not get to all of that this year but it's good to have the idea ready for next year. Right now the spider is currently sitting on our lawn "guarding" its web. This was such a fun project - thanks for the instructions and advice! Happy Halloween!
Thank you for the instructions! I've been building one or two a year and making them bigger every time. I need to spend some time shoring up the legs on a couple but this is the clan as of now. Thank you for taking the time to put up the instructions! I really do appreciate it. James
Hi there! The photo of the big spider on the roof just has it resting there for scale. It is only attached when in the web. To make that attachment, we first attached the 'spine' (the thing with all the leg joints coming off it) to a small piece of 3/4 inch plywood while building it - from memory using U-clamps. Next, after the spider was built, we drilled into the plywood from the outside and installed an eye-bolt - this was either 5/16 or 3/8.Having the eye-bolt underneath then allows you to anchor it - in our case there was another eye-bolt screwed into the fascia board of the eaves, and a small rope suspended the spider from the fascia board. We let the extra rope continue up and over the roof (not attached to anything) so that it looks like a web strand.Note that the big spider sits flat, and does not 'stand up' - because there are only two leg joints.The big spider has long gone to the big web in the sky, but we still have kids coming around (now as teens/young adults) who tell us they never came to our front door because they were scared to walk under the spider :)
This is amazing! It really does look awesome - you did an excellent job. I'm in the process of building one myself! I did have a question about mounting though. How did you go about mounting the larger spider to your roof? I'm concerned about the heavy winds we've been having in my area. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
Frame for installing Christmas rope lights on ridgeline of roof
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