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Materials for Each:

  • FloraCraft® Brand Products:
  • STYROFOAM™ Ball, 3 1/2″
  • Scrap piece of STYROFOAM™
  • 2 Oval wiggle eyes, 20 mm
  • 1 Oval wiggle eye, 15 mm (for nose or mouth)
  • Tacky Glue (Elmer’s® Craft Bond™)
  • Paper trimmer with straight edge blade (EK Success Cutter Bee® Cutterpede®)
  • Craft snip
  • Butter knife
  • Round toothpicks
  • Old newspapers
Materials for Spider:
  • Color Tool® Spray Color, Black, and Olive Bright (Design Master®)
  • 1 Black print scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″
  • 1 Green print scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″
  • Black Fun Wire™, 10″ length of 22 gauge (American Art Clay Co., Inc.)
Materials for Witch:
  • Color Tool® Spray Color, Holiday Green, Orange, and Olive Bright (Design Master®)
  • 1 Black print scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″
  • 1 Purple print scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″
  • Black Fun Wire™, 10″ length of 22 gauge (American Art Clay Co., Inc.)
  • Black witch hat, 4″ tall
Materials for Ghost:
  • Color Tool® Spray Color, White, and Flat Black (Design Master®)
  • 1 Orange print scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″
  • 1 White print scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″
  • White Fun Wire™, 10″ length of 22 gauge (American Art Clay Co., Inc.)
  • Wave Rotary Blade (EK Success Cutter Bee® Cutterpede®)
Instructions:
  1. Protect work area with newspapers in a well-ventilated area. Test spray painting on scrap piece of STYROFOAM™ until comfortable with process. To hold while spraying, insert toothpicks into each STYROFOAM™ ball and insert toothpick into scrap of STYROFOAM™, to lightly spray one color at a time.
    Spray one ball black (for spider); one ball holiday green and then olive bright to achieve desired color (for witch); and one ball white (for ghost). Spray paint back of 15 mm wiggle eyes: one olive bright (for spider’s nose); one orange (for witch’s nose); and one flat black (for ghost’s mouth).  Let dry.
  2. To assemble SPIDER: Glue wiggle eyes and green nose halfway down onto black STYROFOAM™ ball. Use paper trimmer with straight edge blade to cut four strips from black print paper and four strips from green print paper, measuring 1/2″ x 12″. Accordion fold paper for legs. With butter knife make four slits on each side of ball. Glue and insert legs into slits alternating papers. Glue and insert black wire into top of ball, forming a hanger loop.
  3. To assemble WITCH: Glue wiggle eyes and orange nose halfway down onto green STYROFOAM™ ball. Use paper trimmer with straight edge blade to cut five strips of purple print paper and five strips from black print paper, measuring 1/2″ x 12″. Accordion fold, without being precise, to create an irregular look. With butter knife make five slits on each top side of ball for hair. Glue and insert hair, alternating papers. Place and glue witch hat above hair. Glue and insert black wire ends through top of hat, forming a hanger loop.
  4. To assemble GHOST: Glue wiggle eyes and black mouth halfway down onto white STYROFOAM™ ball. Use paper trimmer with wave blade to cut three strips from orange paper and three strips from white paper, measuring 1″ x 12″. With butter knife make continuous slit on bottom side of ball for body to hang down. Glue and insert body strips, alternating papers. Glue and insert white wire into top of ball.

3 Comments

  1. Barbara
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    these are darling Gonna give them try..

  2. Posted September 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/door-greeters-for-halloween/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  3. Butterfly
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Cool

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