We had so much fun making our Halloween Paper Straw Bats, that we just had to make something else using our leftover paper straws. We came up with this super cute Pom-Pom Monster Spider. These fun spiders are made with an extra-large pom-pom and paper straw legs.
How To Make Your Own DIY Pom Pom Monster Spiders:
- Paper Straws
- Craft or floral wire
- wooden beads
- small pom-poms
- wiggley eyes
- Black Craft Paint
- Empty Paper Towel roll
- Black/White Baker’s Twine
- scissors, wire cutters and hot melt glue, paint brush
We used left over black yarn, but you can make them in any color you choose. Cut the toilet paper roll in half.
Wrap a large amount of yarn around the rolls. Cut a length of black yarn and slide it between the toilet paper rolls and tie tightly around the center. At this point, if you also want to cut a length of the Bakers twine for hanging, tie it around the center now. If you just want to use the yarn for hanging, make sure that the length of yarn tied around the center will be long enough to use as a hanger.
Cut both ends of the yarn wrapped around the cardboard.
Fluff the pom-pom and set aside.
Use the cut paper towel rolls for painting the wooden beads. We used a length of wire to string our beads. This was an easy way to paint them all at the same time.
We used Craft wire and cut long lengths of wire for the legs. Better to have more than you think you will need. Our wire was about 3-1/2 – 4 times the length of a paper straw. We bent the wire into an M shape. We used 3 wires for each spider. Yes, we are well aware that spiders have 8 legs, but we are using our creative license here and only have 6 legged spiders.
Use one straw for each leg. Cut 2 inches off each straw.
Feed the wire through the pom-pom, then string on the 2 inch paper straw. String on the longer piece of straw. If you bend is not in the right place, just re-bend the wire. To hold the straws on the wire, we attached the wooden beads at the end and looped the wire through the bead hole a couple of times. Trim wire as necessary.
Finish it off by gluing a small pom-pom nose and wiggley eyes with hot melt glue.
Aren’t these adorable?
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