How to Make a Giant Spider Halloween Decoration

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A gigantic, creepy, crawly, scary and formidable spider crawling on your wall: It's what nightmares are made of. But, what could be better to frighten all those ghosts and goblins creeping 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. Just grab a few pool noodles, some wire, a couple of foam balls and a little duct tape to get your ghoulish game on this Halloween season. The whole neighborhood will be talking about your amazing arachnid display for years to come.

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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 wooden dowel

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Step 1

Slide each 6-foot piece of wire inside of each pool noodle.

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Tip

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

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Step 2

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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Step 3

Cover the foam balls with the black duct tape.

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

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

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Step 6

Bend the legs to get the desired effect for your spider.

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Step 7

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

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Happy Halloween!

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