Not so scary pom pom spider 19



We LOVE making pom poms.  They are great for working on fine motor skills and for using up bits of yarn.  We are not so keen on spiders in real life, but what do you get when you cross pom poms, pipe cleaners and spiders?  A not so scary pom pom spider of course!

not so scary pom pom spider

How to make your own not so scary pom pom spider

 

 pom pom spider

Materials

  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • Yarn
  • Pom pom maker
  • Googly eyes

Instructions

We wanted to make our spider in autumnal colors and the boys picked out brown, green, white and orange.

 pom pom spider

We used our trusty pom pom maker (UK Link/US Link) and as we wanted a variegated pom pom, we wound the yarn as a four strand.  But you can really use your imagination here and you could even have a pink spider!

These pom pom makers are so simple to use, they really are child’s play.  Just take a look at Maxi demonstrating it.

pom pom spider

When you are tying off the pom pom leave a long length of yarn if you want to hang it.

pom pom spider

We used variegated multi coloured pipe cleaners for the legs and cut them in half to make them proportionate.  This really depends on the size of pom pom you make.

pom pom spider

It is really important that you or your child pushes the pipe cleaner legs through the pom pom very gently , so as not to push out all the yarn threads.  We found it easier to push one leg at a time.

pom pom spider

Now is the time to egg your googly eyes.  Ours had self adhesive backs, but a spot of glue can help or a glue dot (UK Link/US Link).  My boys decided that our not so scary pom pom spiders had to have four eyes (yes they can be picky)!

Not so scary pom pom spider.  Make this adorable pom pom spider for autumn or halloween and you will not be scared at all.  A fab kids craft for fine motor skills.

I hope that you are not scared of our pom pom spiders.

Not so scary pom pom spider.  Make this adorable pom pom spider for autumn or halloween and you will not be scared at all.  A fab kids craft for fine motor skills.

not so scary pom pom spider

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