EEK! Springy Spider Toy

by , posted on October 22nd, 2012 in Arts & Crafts, Games & Creative Play, Halloween, Kids DIY

It’s the season of creepy crawlies. In the spirit of such a terrifying season, I came up with a terrifying project for you. It’s based on an old toy we saw while antiquing last month. By the way, the antique mall where I saw it was pretty terrifying itself. It toootally creeped me out. But I’ll save that story for another day.

You’ll need:
small dowel rod [found in the wood section of most craft stores]
black paint
black elastic [found in the jewelry section of most craft stores]
plastic spider
*optional: hot glue, magnet, paperclips, black construction paper

Step 1
Paint dowel rod.

Step 2
Drill a small hole into one end of the dowel.

Step 3
String a length of elastic cording through hole. Knot a few times.

Step 4
Drill a small hole into the body of the spider. I’ll admit, this was a bit tricky. I had a difficult time holding onto the little fella.

Step 5
String the end of the elastic cording through the spider and knot.

It’s a silly little toy. But it’s great for little ones to bounce around. You can also turn it into a spider vs. fly game. Attach a small magnet to the underside of the spider with hot glue. Then cut fly shapes out of black construction paper. Affix a paperclip, then start playing.

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3 Responses to “EEK! Springy Spider Toy”

  1. Jane Says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    very cute! :)


  2. Carla Says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    This is such a fun idea! My little one would love this!


  3. Caroline Says:

    November 14th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    How did I miss this?? LOVE it!!!


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