Today we're doing more decorations that can be done by the kids and that don't take more than the magic Flylady 15 minutes! Any arachnaphobics out there? Hope not.
And if you're not lucky enough to have endless supplies of free chestnuts falling from the trees where you live, you could also use styrofoam balls - just make sure to paint/spray them first.
These can be hung in windows or outside your door. This is something the kids always make at nursery and school in Denmark. And as we're surrounded by chestnut trees, the kids come home every day with their pockets full of them.
- chestnuts/conkers or styrofoam balls
- cocktail sticks or matches
- a small implement for making holes (like a screwdriver)
Make four holes on each side of the chestnut. We used 2 pipecleaners for each spider. Cut each pipecleaner into 4 equal lengths, so you'll end up with 8 in all. Stick them into the holes you've made and voilà, your spider has legs! Stick on some eyes. Use what you've got to hand. We just used a couple of dabs of glitter glue.
And, of course, you all know what it's like when kids get carried away doing crafts? DD7 went off on a completely different tangent and came up with this...
See you next week for more crafty fun :)