Monday, April 18, 2011


Remember back in elementary school when you used to make those giant Easter eggs with balloons and string? I used to looooove that! But this is even better! How about a giant spider web filled with creepy crawlers?! Even better!

Leave it to the awesome people at Better Homes & Gardens to come up with this pretty cool craft project for the kids (and all of us Hallo-weenies too)!

What You'll Need:

~9-inch balloon
~Thin black yarn
~Paper crafts glue (that dries clear -- like Elmer's School Glue)
~Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
~Orange (or spray paint them any color you want....white, green, purple....) plastic spiders

How to Make It:

1. Cover work surface with newspaper. Blow up 9-inch balloon and tie off in a knot.
2. Cut twenty 6-foot pieces of black yarn.
3. Mix together equal portions of glue and water; mix well.
4. Dip a piece of yarn into mixture and soak thoroughly, making sure not to tangle the yarn. Pull out and    gently squeeze off excess glue by running yarn between index finger and thumb.
5. Wrap the yarn around the balloon in an irregular pattern.
6. Continue with remaining yarn pieces, tucking in the end of each piece beneath the yarn layers.
7. Tie a length of string around the balloon knot. Hang up balloon and let dry completely. (Put newspaper under the balloon to catch any drips.)
8. Once the glue is completely dry, pop the balloon and use tweezers to pull out the deflated balloon and any glue residue between yarn pieces.
9. Hot-glue plastic spiders to the web, and tie a piece of string to the top to use as a hanger.

For more great Halloween craft ideas check out the Better Homes & Gardens website!