Spider Homemade Halloween Costume
More legs = more fun, right?
- Two pairs of opaque black pantyhose:And for once you don't have to worry about runs!
- Black (or colored) long-sleeve T-shirt
- Black (or colored) pants, sweats or leggings
- Safety pins or needle and black thread
- Black (or colored) gloves or knee highs
- Face paint
- A black headband
- Two black pom-poms
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks:Kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing.
- 2 20-ounce bags of Fiberfill or batting
- Cut the tops off of the pantyhose.
- Have your kid stuff the legs with the Fiberfill or batting. Make sure she packs it in there very tightly; it'll help the legs look more spider-like.
- Sew or safety-pin the stuffed legs onto the black sweatshirt, two per side.
- Hot-glue two thick pipe cleaners onto the headband to make the antennae. Wrap the end of the pipe cleaner around a black pom-pom to finish the look.
- Have your kid put on the black garb, paint her face black and send her out for a frightfully good time!
- A little spider trivia for your temporary tarantula:
Arachnology is the study of spiders. Arachnophobia was a really scary movie starring Jeff Daniels ... oh, and it's also the name for the fear of spiders.
The spider is one of the top five most feared animals in the world.
Scientists have identified 37,000 different spider species in the world. Yikes!
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