Spider Yarn Bug

Here's a yarn bug you can really play with. Bounce your spider up and down or hang him wear he can bounce around by himself.

You need:

Black Yarn
Two Wiggle Eyes -- 20mm
Four Wiggle Eyes -- 10mm
2-1/2" Styrofoam Ball
Old 3½" Floppy Disk or Heavy Cardboard Cut to the Size of One
1 Yard Round Elastic
Foam Brush
Tacky Glue
Four Black Pipe Cleaners
Hair Pin
Black Paint


Ask on adult to slice off the bottom of the Styrofoam ball so it stands on end. Paint it black. Let dry.

Make a pompon by wrapping yarn around floppy disk (or heavy cardboard) as least 100 times. Cut a 6" piece of yarn and slide it under wrapped yarn. Tie tightly into a double knot. Turn floppy over and cut completely through yarn on this side. Turn yarn blob sideways and smooth down strands.

Cover the top and sides of the painted Styrofoam ball with tacky glue. Separate the strands of the pompon to fit the Styrofoam ball up inside. Press pompon into place. Arrange yarn. Trim.

Tie a piece of round elastic to the middle of the hair pin. Coat the ends of the hair pin with tacky glue. Push it down into the top of the Styrofoam ball. Tie the other end to the end of a dowel.

Cut pipe cleaners in half. Bend to shape legs and push them into the spider body. Glue on wiggle eyes.

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