I know. You’re like, “Heather, WTF, you hate spiders.” And you’re right, I hate them so much — stupid spiders, thinking they’re so great with their eight legs. But Annabel isn’t afraid of spiders and I’m trying to keep it that way because someone has to kill them for me when Mike isn’t home!
Last year Annabel and I saw a spiderweb mobile at a haunted house we went to, and we both wanted to make one. As Annabel said, “It’s so creepy, I love it!” Weirdo. It didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted (if I made it again, I would use just one branch), but Annabel loooves it so I’m happy.
Thread or fishing wire
Plastic spiders (I used spider rings)
Decorative spider webs
Since we used the spider rings, I had to cut off the ring part. I ended up using about 100 plastic spiders for this.
I tied the spiders onto strands of fishing wire at varying intervals. I put between five and ten spiders on each strand.
I used a dab of hot glue on each spider to keep the fishing wire in place. I made about ten strands of spiders. My strands were between one and two feet long (it’s going to hang in our entry way), but you can make them whatever length you want.
I then glued together a few sticks to form the top of the mobile. Like I said, if I made this again, I would just use one stick and tie all the spider strands in a line – easier to find a place to hang it!
I tied the strands of spiders all over the sticks, with Annabel pointing out exactly where she thought each string of spiders should go.
We then spread decorative spider webs along the sticks to give it a sort of “nest” feel. Yuck.
For these pictures, the mobile is hanging from my dining room light, but it’s soon going to hang from the light in our entryway (I need tall Mike to reach it!).
Annabel: Mom, this is my impression of you, ‘Oh, spiders are so gross, ew, spiders, ewwww!’
Lee Cockrum says:
LOL – Weirdo!! I love it. I too hate spiders so I am right with you on this one Heather.
Great! Your talent has no end!!
Loves me some Halloween, but since I have been doing the Urkel every morning as I leave the house with the REAL spiderwebs, there is no need for a faux model.
Do enjoy the creativity. Love that you craft with your kids. Awesome that you are encouraging the kids to have no fear.
But spiders??? SPIDERS???!!!??? Heather, you are killing me!
Now for some math to remind me I could not go to middle school again.
Wendy Constantinoff says:
Sorry saw the first picture and had to scroll down to comments. But I am sure it is very nice if you like them
Love it, I’m going to make one with my grandkids!!!
Every wonderful thing you do for and with the children makes for a beautiful memory, even spider crafts. I made a door wreath with spiders. I might try a version of this, only for out front, hanging from a tree. I hope Annie and James will remember how special you made their holidays and do the same with their children when they grow up.
Very cool. You are a cool mom. Only a cool mom would put something together that gives her the creeps and is (sort of) a phobia for her.
“stupid spiders, thinking they’re so great with their eight legs.”
LOL They DO feel superior to us, don’t they? They must be stopped!! Creepy things that they are. Ewwww. Spiders and snakes. I’m not a fan of either.
Nope!! Not doing this!! Can’t even…
Save Rigley (last photo)!!!!!