Giant Pet Spider

Looks like Fang, the giant pet spider, escaped his cage again and is hanging out near the Halloween treats! He also likes to ride on your shoulder and behaves well if you attach a leash around his neck. Designed By Lennis Rodriguez.
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Step 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Red - 66
  • Dark Grey - 83
  • Black - 852
  • Haunted Nite Stripe* - 14
  • Kiwi Grape Stripe* - 27

Bead Stems Needed:

  • Black - 3

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Paper clay - white
  • Quick-drying adhesive

*Find these bead colors in kit # 80-72878 Creepy Spider, or substitute orange and purple

Step 2

Download the PDF for the Giant Pet Spider Project Pattern. You will use the large square pegboard for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.

Step 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.

Step 4

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step 5

ASSEMBLY: Bead Stems: Of the three black bead stems, cut one to 8 inches, one to 6.5 inches, and the last one to one 5 inch length and two 2.5 inch lengths.

Step 6
Step 6

Slide the large abdomen piece and the head piece onto the body.

Step 7
Step 7

Insert the small body pieces through the openings of the body as shown, making sure they lock in.

Step 8
Step 8

Insert the head pieces and the abdomen pieces A, B, and C through the body’s cavities, making sure the pieces interlock in the large abdomen.

Step 9
Step 9

Insert the 8 inch stem through the last cavity in the bottom of the body until both sides are equal. Repeat with the other two stems. Apply adhesive to secure and let dry.

Step 10
Step 10

Use white paper clay to create 4 spheres: 2 at about 1/2 inch diameter and 2 at about 3/8 inch diameter. Push a black bead into the center of each sphere. For the fangs, create two small cone shapes then flatten the wider ends. Let the pieces dry completely.

Step 11
Step 11

When the eyes and fangs have dried, glue them to the spider as shown. Glue the shortest stems under the spider’s head for the forelegs. Let dry.

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