Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Spiders Have 6 Legs

I like that picture...it is like a spider sucker line up.  My money is on the guy with 3 eyes. Just sayin'
I have made these before but they are worth revisiting now that I have a blog and a kindergartner.
These are super easy to make...you could even make the components ahead and do it as a class project.
First we are going to (literally) dust off some punches...yep...we are going to use that corner punch that you had to buy 15 years ago when you first started scrappin'.  We will also use a small scallop punch and one just a wee bit bigger and some pretty paper.  I am using Blackbird from MME.
You will also need suckers.  I used the caramel apple ones that you find at Halloween time, but anything will work.  Since I pop dot the back, they don't even have to be flat.
I start by punching out all the components, then we will put it all together, assembly line style!
I also ink the edges...I am just like that...you don't have to be as psychotic.
First take the smaller black ones(that look like Thin Mints) and attach them to the larger scallop.
I made 6 legs for each spider...yes, I am aware that they actually have 8 legs however, the other two legs looked like they were coming out of the top of the spider's head. SO...6 it is!
For the eyes...I like glow in the dark...you can use whatever you want.  I also didn't want them all matchy-matchy so some of my spiders have 1 eye, some have 2, some have 3, some have different sizes for eyes...again, up to you.  If it bothers you, make them all the same.
After all the spiders are assembled, adhere them to your sucker.  I used pop dots because my suckers were lumpy and I like the relief the pop dot gives the sucker.
Also...the kids can take the spider off the front super easy.

Yay!!! Go forth and Create!!!!
ETA: We gotta man down...I have to fix the leg on the li'l guy on the right...so sad.  Carry On.

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  1. You are a genius!! I'm pretty sure that guy on the right...has 5 legs though..lol

    Love ya!

  2. Crap!
    Yep...I gotta go get my glue!

  3. Love this, Cassie! Your commentary is too funny. :D

  4. OHHHHHHHHH this are toooo cute Cassie...I have to make these for Evan's class!!!!

    Thanks for the great how to!!!

    Have a great one!!!

  5. these are totally cute Cassie. I want to craft with you. Maybe then I will get my mojo back. It's been MIA forever now.

  6. OMG!!! these little guys are the cutest

  7. I love how you created a new species - actually 2 new species - 6 legged spiders and 5 legged spiders - and you said - go forth and create so I guess I will create some 4 legged spiders! LOL!!!! Seriously love this idea! thanks for sharing!

  8. Love your blog header:) And this project is so adorable. Love these little guys.

  9. OMYGOSH!!! Toooooooooooooooooooo fun and too cute!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. Those are my favorite suckers!! I love those cutest ever spideys!!

  11. Way Cute, Cassie. I am the designer of Blackbird, and I love to see the fun projects people dream up. Love it!


  12. What a cute idea! I am totally going to make these for my kids classrooms this year. I was thinking it'd be a cute idea to make a bunch for teacher's desk and she can hand out as treats, too! : ) Thanks for the great idea!

  13. These are so cute! Saw these on Be Different Act Normal! You should link up to my linky party over at www.cupcakecuppy.blogspot.com I'd love to have you! I'm also your newest follower!

  14. OK, this is so cute! How smart to use the corner punch for the legs and I'm loving the cyclops spiders. They just make me laugh. Great idea for a way to make any old sucker a great party favor or class treat...I love it.

  15. Love the little leggers. My preschooler and I will definitely be making these this year ;D We're having a spider themed Halloween. Thank you for sharing!

    I found you from Be Different, Act Normal :)

  16. so cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  17. What a great treat for kiddos! Love your blog...I'm now a follower!

  18. These are absolutely adorable! I am featuring them tomorrow so stop by and grab your featured button if you'd like! Thanks so much for sharing these at the linky party!

  19. So cute, even though not anatomically correct. My preschooler would notice that, so mine would have to have 8 legs. These are the best spiders I've ever seen and I love their googly eyes...great job!

  20. Oh my goodness are those the cutest spiders. Those would be so fun to make for my daughter's Halloween class treats! I love how they are made with punches. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

  21. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea. The cutest spiders I have ever seen!

  22. Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
    If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

  23. haha cute!! Great idea!


  24. Those are so cute!!

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  26. Cassie, I love this cute little idea! Do you mind if I post it on my blog? I have a DIY page!!! Let me know!!! Of course I will have to mention your blog in posting this!!! Thanks so much for all of the wonderful ideas!!!

  27. Cassie...Googley Eyes just make me smile. Love em... what a cute simple and fun idea.. are you doing these for trick or treaters?

  28. Great idea and tutorial. i love it, thanks for sharing