FloraCraft® Black Wooly Spider

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Black Wooly Spider

Use chenille stems and boas to create a spider you just might feel warm and fuzzy about.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use the Foam Cutter or serrated knife to cut the 6 inch and the 4 inch balls in half.  Use the other half of each ball to create a second spider or reserve for a future project. Shape the head and body of the spider into ovals. 
  • 2
    Hold the ball on its cut edge on the table, press firmly and roll back and forth slightly to flatten the edge. Stand the ball on its opposite edge and repeat.  Continue shaping until your spider has the look you desire.
  • 3
    Glue the head to the body. Paint the spider black and set aside to dry.
  • 4
    Twist two chenille stems together for each of the eight legs. Cut 14 inch lengths of feather boa for each leg.  Cut 24 pieces of 1.5 inch stem to use as ties. Secure one end of the boa to the leg about 1 inch up from one end. About half way down the leg secure the boa again; this is where the leg bends. The boa will be slightly longer than the end of the stem. Loop the boa and secure the loop to the end of the stem. This creates a fuzzy foot.  Repeat this step for each leg. Secure the stem from each leg into the body just behind the neck (4 on each side).
  • 5
    Cut two 3 inch pieces of chenille stem. Fold each piece in half and twist the ends together. Shape a slight bend in each and glue into the front of the face for the pinchers. Glue four eyes on each side of the head just above the pinchers, as shown.
  • 6
    Let him creep up your wall!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 6 inch 104183647
  •  FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 inch 2 pc. 104183639
  • Nicole™ Crafts Marabou Boa 3 foot Black 104277164
  •  Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm 30 pc. Black 104277463 (20)
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • Nicole™ Crafts Eyes 12mm Solid Black 6pk 104234528 (8)
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil