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How to Make a Spider Using a Black Garbage Bag

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Garbage Bag Spider Craft

Garbage Bag Spider Craft

Sherri Osborn
If you are looking for an over-sized spider to us as a decoration for your house or yard, read through these directions and learn how you can make one using black garbage bags.

  • Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:
Wad up the newspaper into 2 large balls (you can also use balloons). You will use one for each section of the spider's body.

Put one of your newspaper balls into the garbage bag so it rests on the bottom. Pull the garbage bag tight around the ball. Cut a piece of yarn or string and loosely tie it around the bag where the ball of newspaper is to hold it in place. Don't pull it too tight!

Put the second ball of newspaper into the garbage bag and let it rest against the first one. Again, pull the garbage bag tight around the ball. Gather the end of the garbage bag at the side of the second ball of newspaper. Tie the end with a small piece of yarn and trim of the extra bag.

Cut 8 thin strips of cardboard. Cut 8 strips from the second garbage bag that are a little more than twice as wide and a few inches longer than your cardboard strips. Completely cover the cardboard pieces with the garbage bag strips. Use cellophane tape to hold it in place. Tape these legs onto the bottom on your spider (the side that you gathered and trimmed the bag on).

You can a paint, construction paper, or white contact paper to give your spider a spooky face.

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