- Age Guideline: 8 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.
- 12 mm faceted crystal bead
- 10 mm faceted crystal bead
- 32 small crystal bugle beads
- 26 guage wire
- Metallic thread
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Christmas Spider Legend
Hot glue the 12 mm and a 10 mm faceted crystal bead together hole to hole. Cut 4 wires, approximately 3-4 inches long, and string each wire with 8 small crystal bugle beads. Leave about a 1/2 inch gap between the first 4 beads and the last 4 beads. Bend the ends of the wire so the beads won't fall off. Twist the 4 wires together at the 1/2 inch gap, forming 8 legs. Hot glue the twisted section of the legs to the underside of the crystal beads, right where the 2 crystal beads join together.
Take aproximately 10" of silver metallic thread and tie it around the middle of the spider , and tie the ends together to make a loop for hanging. Bend legs to look like a spider.
These spiders are adorable and very simple to make! Don't forget to print out the Christmas Spider Legend.
For Christmas gifts I made one spider for the Christmas tree. I printed out the Christmas Spider Legend on fancy Christmas paper and put it in a frame. I then made another spider, with out the string, and glued it to the edge of the frame.