Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spider Suckers Redux

I like that picture...it is like a spider sucker line up.
I have made these before but they are worth revisiting because I am a)lazy b)busy c)trying to get them at the top of my blog for easy reference on my phone...which may or may not be covered under Letter a.
Anyhoo...
These are super easy to make and make a great classroom project for the kiddos.
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.


9 comments:

  1. Very cute project! And I'm loving the corner punch for the legs, too!

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  2. Yep, these are such fun! Never would have thought of the corner punch and all those googly eyes are perfect!

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  3. good redux...and great kid project

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  4. I remember when you showed these last year... and I still loveeeeeeeeeeee them!!! They are sooooooooooooooo awesome! In fact, I remember LOOKING for my corner punch after I saw you post them!! LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. So cute and love how you used the punch to create the spider legs!

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  6. oh what a fun project! love the googly eyes!

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