(I suppose that when I buy craft supplies I tend to think of a lot of projects I can do with that item. And it seems to be yarn right now. And apparently yarn=spiders.)
Liquid Starch (in laundry supply section at grocery store)
Cheap spider rings
Here was my workspace. I got a medium size bowl, poured some liquid starch in it and mixed some flour in to thicken it up more. I whisked it to get rid of lumps.
This is what the liquid starch looks like.
I cut off a really long piece of yarn and blew up some balloons. I soaked the yarn in the starch/flour mixture. I also recommend using newspaper on your surface because it took me like a week to scrub off all the goop!
Just started wrapping the soaked yarn around the balloon…
..trying to get good coverage but not super thick.
After I wrapped four balloons of varying sizes, I hung them up to dry (I tied some yarn to the balloon tied part) for 24 hours. Make sure they are completely dry, good and stiff.
Once they were dry, I popped the balloons inside (which delighted my son) and they came off easily.
Then I stuck the spider rings on, just by attaching the ring part to the strings.
Hung them up with some Halloween-y ribbon! Creepy spider egg sacs!
This type of project is so versatile and I know I’ll be doing more. I think I’m going to make some balls to hang from the ceiling in my kids’ room in the right colors. Also a very cute decoration for any party! Or you can cut out a bottom and use as a candle cover (except only use with those fake flicker candles!)
AND IF YOU’VE READ THIS FAR…
IT’S TIME TO LINK UP!!!
I’m so excited to be doing my very first linky party! If you don’t know what linky parties are (and don’t feel bad because I just barely found out a few months ago), here is how I would explain them: You have a blog, you make awesome crafts/projects. You can enter your craft/tutorial’s link (the URL) into my linky widget and it will help you create a little thumbnail of your project’s picture. Then you grab the html code on the right side of my blog that looks like this:
…and you put it somewhere on your blog to link back! Easy Peasy. Linky parties are a great way to get others to notice your project that you worked long and hard on AND to get inspired by everyone’s creativity. I also want to feature some of your projects after the party so pu-lease link up everyone! It can be seriously anything you’ve created, I would love to see it all!