I’ve been playing with my roving wool again and made these super cute felt spider craft decorations that are perfect for using over Halloween.
They’re also really easy as they’re formed around a polystyrene ball so it’s easy to get a good shape each time.
You’ll need a 4cm polystyrene ball, black red and natural roving wool, felting needles, four black cotton pipe cleaners and a little PVA glue.
Pull off some black roving wool, wrap it around your polystyrene ball and pin it into place by stabbing it into the polystyrene ball.
Keep doing this until the polystyrene ball is completely covered and the felt feels firm to the touch and doesn’t pull away from the ball easily. I start with a larger felting needle and tidy up using a fine needle.
Cut the cotton pipe cleaners in half then using a sharp point (I use a nail or sharp pencil) make 4 holes each side of the ball. Dip the end of each pipe cleaner in a little PVA glue and insert them int the holes.
Bend the legs into shape and then get ready to work on the face.
Start with the mouth first and roll a small piece of red roving wool into a sausage shape between your fingers. Start in the middle and shape the wool onto the spider using a felting needle. To make the eyes use some natural roving wool that you form into a rough circle/oval to start and agian pin in place using your felting needle.
Add some black roving wool pupils and your spider is finished.
A super cute and super light weight decoration for Halloween.
If you like these then you’ll probably like our Sparkly Spiders.