~ halloween prep: candy-carrying spiders ~

26 October 2010

so, this year’s halloween decoration theme is: SPIDER’S LAIR :)

we just came up with it last weekend, and we thought it’s going to be fun to make. today, aina and i paid a visit to the Art Friend and bought stuff to make little spiders. the plan is, instead of making little crepe pumpkins filled with candies like we did in the past two years, we are going to make paper spiders carrying egg-sacks filled with candies… candy-carrier spiders :)

all we need:

  • chenille (pipe-cleaner-looking thing) in dark colors… we got black and brown
  • black paper in medium thickness. not too thin so that it can retain the shape.
  • white tissue paper (the light crêped paper, not the one for wiping)
  • hole-puncher - optional…
  • scissors + glue

ari started with making a template for the spider’s body out of hard cardboard.


once he’s done, he traced the body on to the black paper and aina got to cut them out. lately she’s getting better at cutting while following the lines, so this was good practice.


after the body is done, it’s time to attach the legs. fold the chenille on to the waist of the spider, twist once and bend the leg. repeat 3 times so that each spider has 3 sets of legs.


using the hole-puncher, punch some paper (white, colored, whatever you like) and make two circles. glue them to the head… and now your spider has a pair of eyes!


or you can put the eyes before the legs…

the making of paper spider  the making of paper spider

and now, make more of them… even koda was excited to see the spiders :)

the making of paper spider
the making of paper spider

for the egg sack, fold a few candies inside the white tissue paper and attach the bundle onto the spider’s belly… i know it looks weird here in the picture, but it’s much cuter in real life.

the preparation

as you can see, our spiders can’t wait to get their egg sack… too bad, we haven’t bought enough candies for them yet.

the making of paper spider

~ comment (15) ~

ihhhh keren banget thal :) pasti yg ngambil permen bakal seneng banget deh :)

ninit | 27 October 2010 - 07:31 | reply

hehe, iya nit, bosen ama yang pumpkin kertas itu… mungkin tuker2an aja, taun depan balik ke pumpkin kertas lagi kalo ga ada ide baru :P

thalia | 27 October 2010 - 01:11 | reply

Cool….!!! ngeliatnya ngeri-ngeri lucuu gimana gituh :D salut buat idenya!

Chika | 27 October 2010 - 08:18 | reply

haha, agak freakish ya? yah, namanya juga halloween… pada serem ngambilnya ga ya? hmm…

thalia | 27 October 2010 - 01:18 | reply

lucuuu bangeett thaaalll!! can’t wait to have them this saturday.. hihi..

sLesTa | 27 October 2010 - 01:05 | reply

ga sabar ampe saturday! biarpun persiapannya pada blum kelar sih… hu hu hu.

thalia | 27 October 2010 - 01:19 | reply

hihihi lucu and creepy, kalo anak kecilnya manda pasti dia dikasih ini langsung lompat en jerit (lebay mode on)

Fenny | 27 October 2010 - 02:34 | reply

haha, emang ga ramanda banget deh… ntar bakal ada spider raksasa di depan rumah (kalo sukses bikinnya)… doain moga2 sukses yaaa :)

thalia | 27 October 2010 - 11:31 | reply

Neat craft… but the pictures of them all over your floor are a little creepy!! :-o

Meegs | 27 October 2010 - 11:13 | reply

yay, we ARE going for the creepy effect… i wonder, though, if it will scare the kids away… hmm.

thalia | 27 October 2010 - 11:32 | reply

a nice different idea….

mimi | 28 October 2010 - 10:33 | reply

hehe, thank you, ma :)

thalia | 28 October 2010 - 04:22 | reply

If I were Aina, I would ask: Binggi, can I make pink spiders, please? *LOL*

Cindy | 30 October 2010 - 12:51 | reply

pink spider… isn’t that a name of a cocktail? or a rock n roll song of some sort?

thalia | 2 November 2010 - 03:04 | reply

Yup… an American rock band from what I know :-)

Cindy | 2 November 2010 - 05:02 | reply