How to Make a Giant Spider Halloween Decoration

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A creepy, crawly, scary and formidable giant spider crawling on your wall: It's what nightmares are made of. But what could be better to frighten away all those ghosts and goblins inching up to ring your doorbell on Halloween night? Add some spine-chilling sounds, an enormous web and a spooky jack-o'-lantern to create the perfectly eerie front porch.

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Things You'll Need

  • 4 black pool noodles (or foam pipe insulation)

  • 4 6-foot pieces of 9-gauge fencing wire

  • Small piece of cotton clothesline

  • 1/2 of a 9.6-inch craft foam ball

  • 1 5.6-inch craft foam ball

  • Black duct tape

  • 6-inch piece of 1/2-inch-thick wooden dowel

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Just grab a few pool noodles, some wire, a couple of foam balls and a little duct tape to get your ghoulish DIY game on this Halloween season. The whole neighborhood will be talking about your amazing arachnid display for years to come. All you need is this Halloween craft tutorial!

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Add Wire to Pool Noodles

Slide each 6-foot piece of wire inside of each pool noodle. These will be your Halloween spider's legs.

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Tip

Most hardware stores or feed stores carry the 9-gauge fencing wire and will cut it to length for you.

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Tie Noodles Together

Use a half-hitch knot to cinch the center of the pool noodles together with the clothesline. Pull the knot as tight as you can while keeping the pool noodles as flat as possible to keep them from bunching up on top of each other. Trim the ends of the cord.

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Make the Spider's Body

Cover the foam balls with the black duct tape. This will be your giant spider's body. You can already tell what an excellent addition this will be to any haunted house or Halloween party.

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Connect the head to the body with a 1/2-inch wooden dowel.

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Assemble the Full DIY Spider

Place the spider body on top of the legs and wrap more black duct tape around the body and legs to attach them together.

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Bend the Legs

Bend the legs to get the desired effect for your spider and maximize the fright factor of this spooky decoration.

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Integrate Your Spider into Your Halloween Home Decor

Place the spider on your porch or adhere him to a giant spiderweb. For a complete tutorial on how to create the giant web, click here.

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Happy Halloween!

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