Spider Costume

Spider Costume craft

Design your own creepy spider costume! These spider legs are definitely scary when they're kid-powered!

  • 1.

    Cut a large paper grocery bag open so it lies flat. Fold the bag in half.

  • 2.

    With Crayola® Metallic FX Crayons, draw four pairs of spider legs, each about as wide as your arm. Leave the legs joined in the middle at the fold. Create creepy bends and scary claws or fingers. Cut our your spider legs with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    Use your crayons to design patterns on both sides of the legs. To make crayon rubbings for texture, peel the paper from the crayon. Place the legs on top of a textured object such as a doily or brick. Rub with the side of your crayon. You could also make them hairy with lots of short lines, or bright colors to scare aware predators.

  • 4.

    Add Crayola Glitter Glue to give your spider legs a cob-web shine. Air dry flat.

  • 5.

    Use Crayola School Glue to glue a piece of leftover grocery bag in the middle the first set of legs to make it stronger. Air dry flat.

  • 6.

    Punch holes for shoulder strings through both layers. Thread yarn through the holes to go around your shoulders.

  • 7.

    Find where your waist will be on the spider legs. Reinforce this area by gluing on more paper bag as well. Air dry flat.

  • 8.

    Punch two holes and feed yarn through these holes to go around your waist.

  • 9.

    Place your spider costume flat and upside down on a table, with the legs extended. Cut two long yarn pieces. Place each one across the arms, with the excess yarn extending from the top. Glue paper over yarn where it crosses each arm. Air dry flat.

  • 10.

    Tie a loose loop in the top of each yarn to go around your wrist when you wear the costume.

  • 11.

    Try on your costume. Make sure the strings allow you to move freely. Wave your wrists to make the spider legs leap toward your "prey."