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!’