Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spider Treats

Today is another Craft Junkie Too Design Team day. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love being on Tracy's Design Team!! Her awesome assignments are just a small part of it.  The challenge for this week is:

Fall or Halloween Goody Bags
Here is my wonderful creepy but super sweet spider treats!! I'll even tell you how I created it! :)

For each spider you'll need:
a plastic plate - whatever color you'd like your spider to be
(it needs color on the bottom of the plate - I found plastic plates usually do)
Four pipe cleaners - again, whatever color you'd like your spider to have
Eyes - mine are 1/2" and 1" punch, but you can use googly eyes too.
hot glue gun
stapler and staples - four per spider

Fold the plate in half to get the center mark. Fold your pipe cleaners in half. Hot glue two legs to each side to create your four legs per side. Let the glue set.

Fold the plate in half to get your spider's body. Staple the corners where the legs are. Add your candy and then place a couple staples across the front of the spider's "mouth".

Now you can glue on your eyes (hot glue or whatever else works) and bend the legs up to look like my finished spider. My kids love putting these together... thank goodness, because I made them for my boy's classrooms -- 
60 spiders total!

Here is the start of our spider army... running across my kitchen floor!!

And here is the complete gang of spiders... 60 in all! Each spider contains candy, We added a tag to the bottom of each spider that looks like this:
That's it, please head over to Tracy's blog and see what


Bobby said...

Cheryl, these are the cutest things I've ever seen - that is if you can call spiders cute. ;)

Miranda said...

Cheryl, These are adorable. I may have to give it a try! TFS
Miranda :)

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness...these are fantastic! Such a great idea and the kids will go nuts over these:) Love it!
Sherrie K

Theresa said...

Thanks for the cute idea!
I'm going to make these with my daycare kids. Easy enough for the little guys to do too. TFS :)

Tanya said...

What a super awesome idea!! Your lil spiders are too cute!!


Tanya Isis Ayala said...

this are great i would love to make some

*Star said...

What a fabulous idea! These turned out so creepy and fun! Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

GiGi said...

These are so super cool!

Indy's Designs said...

What fun these little spiders are! These will definitely be a hit in the classrooms!

Cindy Beland said...

OMG this is such a AWESOME project and idea!LOVE IT :)SUPER job with the challenge!Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

What a cute creative idea. When you said you made 60 spiders I was yeah right and then you showed us with the photo which is spider-ific! I just made some of the Candy Corn boxes that Jessica of Chick-n-Scrap has a tutorial for. Imagine my hubby coming home to paper plate spideys & candy corn treat boxes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cathryn said...

What a fabulous idea! I LOVE them! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs, Cathryn :)

joni said...

How cute!!! This is such a clever idea...and cute too!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Kate said...

OMG Cheryl those spiders looks so freaky. Such a Wonderful Idea. Great Job. Thank you so much for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesday . Hope to see you again

Kate GDT

shelly said...

oh my cheryl these are creepy yet so flippin cool! thanks so much for the directions my day care kids will love making these! thanks so much for sharing with us at whimwednesdays:)

mamawcindy said...

These are Adorable. My Grand Children would Love these. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Gloria said...

EEEEK they are the coolest. These are the kind of spiders I can handle. Thank you for playing in Crafty Sprouts "Candy Goes Here" Challenge!!

Kristi said...

OMG what a great idea! I am totally making these! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sprouts!

Unknown said...

oh my gosh! That is a great picture of all of them! they look like they are taking over the room! YIKES! super cute- Thanks for joining in with us over at Crafty Sprouts!

Glora said...

Oh my goodness these are SO awesome. My kids would LOVE to make some of these! Terrific idea and oh so cute! Thanks for joining the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Anonymous said...

hat a super cute original idea!!! Good luck from Crafty Sprouts!

Many blessings,

CricutLvr!! said...

How cute! So creative!!! These are just adorable!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sprouts!!

My Scrap Diary said...

Wow! Awesome and Creative treat holder!!! They look uber cute.
And that last picture, lol, just too cute. although they did look like they were running towards the screen.
Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Sprouts.
Jess M
Please visit me at My Scrap Diary

365 Days of Cricut said...

Wow this is such a cool project! Thanks for entering at Crafty Sprouts challenge!