VIDEO: Halloween Mobile
Watch this video and make a creepy, crawly mobile craft to hang in your house this Halloween!
- Private: Black Elastic Cord
- Black Fuzzy Sticks
- White Fuzzy Sticks
- Glitter Poms Assorted Sizes 75 Pack
- Glitter Fuzzy Sticks
- Private: Dark Pearl Pony Beads
- 3/16″ Round Dowels 8 Pack
- Foam sheet - black
- Paper tissue or napkin
- Craft Glue
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
First, you will need to create your spider web base for the mobile on which you will hang your fun & spooky creatures. Take(2) Wood Dowels and place them together so they form an cross shape. Use a white Fuzzy Stick and wrap about one dowel once.
Wrap this same Fuzzy Stick around each of the other 4 Wood Dowel parts to create the first strand of your spider web. It will look somewhat like a square shape as shown.
Repeat this technique with additional white Fuzzy Sticks to create a second and third square shape around the Wood Dowels.
Once you have twisted the pieces around the bases to form square shapes, use extra pieces of Fuzzy Sticks to create the intricate spider web effect. Weave pieces of Fuzzy Sticks around different areas of the web and twist in all different directions. A spider web is not perfect so feel free to be creative on this step!
Next, you will need to create your creepy Halloween characters to hang from the mobile. To make a spider, begin with (1) large black Pom and (1) black Fuzzy Stick. Cut the Fuzzy stick into 8 small parts.
Curl each of these 8 small parts to form legs and glue them onto the black Pom. Add Wiggly Eyes and you have your first spider!
To make a bat, draw and cut a bat wing shape on a black foam sheet.
Glue (2) different sized Glitter Poms onto the center of the bat wing to form the body. Glue (2) Wiggly eyes onto the top Pom and now you have a bat! Tip: use two different sized Wiggly Eyes for a creepier look!
To create a ghost, first wrap an 18 inch piece of black Elastic Cord around a white Glitter Pom. This will help you hang it later.
Take a white tissue and poke a small hole in the center. Thread the black Elastic Cord through this hole. Wrap the rest of the loose tissue around the glitter Pom as if this were the ghost’s head. Use a piece of white Fuzzy Stick and wrap around the neck of the ghost to secure the shape.
Glue (1) large Wiggly Eye to the ghost head and your ghost is ready to fly around!
Make additional bats, spiders or ghosts as desired. Remember you can mix and match colors or materials to create different designs. You can also make spiders using Glitter Poms and Glitter Sticks like the purple version seen here.
As the ghost already has an Elastic Cord tied to it, let’s start with this one to hang from the center of the spider web mobile base. Thread (1) Dark Pearl Pony Bead through the Elastic Cord. Take the other end and loop back through the bead to suspend the bead on the thread.
Repeat step 14 to add additional Pony Beads onto the Elastic Cord. Tie the other end of beaded Elastic Cord to the spider web mobile. Since it was the biggest character made, we tied it in the middle where the Wood Dowels meet.
Cut additional pieces of Elastic Cord and thread Pony Beads and tie onto your other characters. Tip: Use different lengths of Elastic Cord and different bead combinations on your strung pieces.
For a fun effect, glue one of the spiders created to the top of your spider web, just as you would find a spider on its web in nature. In the end, you will have a creative Halloween decoration to hang in your home!