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Creepy Spider Pinata

By: Allee Marderosian for I Love to Create

This creepy spider pinata from I Love to Create will have you crawling up the walls!  Fill it with candy or homemade Halloween crafts.  Halloween decorations will never be the same!

Creepy-Spider-Pinata

Materials:

  • Collage Pauge® Instant Decoupage™
  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue™
  • Newspaper
  • Black tissue paper
  • Cardstock: Black, Hot Pink, White and Lime Green
  • Plastic cup
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Pencil
  • Foam brush
  • Black yarn
  • Balloon
  • Pattern

Instructions:

  1. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
     
  2. Blow up one balloon and tie off.
     
  3. Rip up pieces of old recycled newspaper.
     
  4. Pour out Collage Pauge® Instant Decoupage into a plastic cup.
     
  5. Brush on Collage Pauge® to both sides of each strip of newspaper. Immediately place onto balloon. Repeat this step until entire balloon is covered with newspaper. (No less than 3 layers are recommended.)
     
  6. Rip up black tissue paper and repeat process covering entire balloon with black tissue.
     
  7. Let fully dry.
     
  8. Once balloon shell has hardened take a needle and pop the balloon and remove from shell.
     
  9. Use pattern provided to cut out eight spider legs. Glue together using Aleene's® Tacky Glue®.
     
  10. Cut out eyes, mouth, and fangs from White, Hot Pink, and Lime Green cardstock paper.
     
  11. Glue all cardstock pieces onto spider body. (See photo for placement.)
     
  12. Once legs are set on spider, apply Collage Pauge® and more ripped black tissue paper over each section to cover up cardstock on the body.
     
  13. Let dry.
     
  14. Poke two holes into the top of the spider. Use black yarn and weave it through the holes. Tie off at the top.
     

 

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