Sunday, September 30, 2012

Project of the Week: Spider Pins

This week, I thought we would make something fun for Halloween. I was looking around my house and in my craft supplies for any project ideas. Then, I found a bunch of safety pins that I had laying around and thought that they would be great to use for pins. So, I thought, "Why not make some Halloween pins!" And, oila! This week's project!

Here's what you need:
black felt
black yarn
white puff paint
safety pin
hot glue gun

How you do it:
1. Cut two of the same sized circles from the black felt. You can trace the shape of something to help you make nicer circles if you need to. Set them aside.

2. Cut four equal pieces of the black yarn. Tie each end into a knot.

3. Lay the four pieces of yarn across one of the black circles so that they form x's that overlap each other. Try to position them the way you want them so they can look like spider legs.

4. When you are satisfied with the position of the legs, use the hot glue to glue the other circle on top of the first circle and over the legs. This will keep the legs in place.

5. Then cut a smaller oval from your felt. Use the glue gun to glue it on to the bottom half of your circle.

6. Use your puff paint to draw the face on your spider. Make two dots for the eyes, and then a smile (or whatever kind of face you want). Now you have a spider.
7. Glue the side of the safety pin that can not open onto the back of your spider.

8. Cut a small rectangle from your felt. Glue this small rectangle over the glued down part of the safety pin to secure the safety pin.

Now you are done! You can add other fun things, like funny faces or a bow, to your spider pin to
personalize it. Have fun!