How about these fab glittery spiders for a bit of fun over Halloween? They take a couple of days to make as you need to allow the glitter and glue to dry completely in between stages. These use a 10cm egg and 4 cm ball but you can use smaller sizes.
Approx 25g of glitter per spider, 4cm polystyrene balls, 10cm polystyrene eggs, pipe cleaners, PVA glue, craft sticks, a plastic needle (used to make holes in the polystyrene shapes)
– Grease proof paper, paint brush, plastic bowls, teaspoon
1. Make a small hole in the end of the polystyrene shape with a plastic needle and insert a small wooden craft stick. This makes it easy to hold the shape whilst covering it with PVA glue. Give the shapes a good covering but be careful not to make it too thick as the glue will run as it dries. I perfer a paint brush to apply the glue as the spreaders can make ridges.
2. Cover the polystyrene shape with glitter. I like to put the glitter in a bowl and use a spoon to pour it over the polystyrene egg (be careful no to let the spoon touch the glue). Grease proof paper is great to catch glitter on as it pours off easily.
3. As the glitter piles up on the paper beneath you can roll the poly shape around on it to press more glitter into the glue.
4. When the shapes are completely covered allow to dry, preferably overnight.
5. Carefully wiggle out the craft sticks and break in to 2 pieces. Make 2 small holes in both shapes where you plan to join them together. Dip the wooden sticks in glue and push them into the holes. Put a generous blob of glue around the sticks and push them into the other shape and leave to dry. The white PVA glue dries clear.
6. Use a plastic needle to make 4 holes down each side of the Spider. Try and get them in the same place on each side as it will help the spider stand up. Push your pipe cleaners into the holes.
7. Stick on some googly eyes and a mouth. Do this after the legs as I found the eyes moved as we put the legs in.
8. Next add a bit of decoration if you want to(we used glitter glue and sparkly gems) and bend the legs at the knee and at the end to make little feet.