A project the whole family will enjoy creating! Get some pvc pipe, black spray paint, yard bag, that exercise ball you haven’t used in ages, and a sports ball the kiddos have forgotten about, put it all together and you’ll have a spooky black widow ready to scare any passerby! This is a very simple project, length of time to complete is an afternoon, more if your kiddos are “helping” with the process!
You Will Need...
- 24 - 20" sections of 1/2" pvc
- 4 - 20" sections of 1/2" pvc
- PVC pipe cutter (~$9 if you don't already have one)
- 8 - 90* angle connectors
- 8 - T connectors
- 12 - 45* angle connectors
- Black exterior use spray paint
- 1 39gal Black yard bag *we discovered this is very tight, so maybe larger is better....
- Plenty of black electrical tape
- Red duct tape
- Black duct tape
- That old large exercise ball you never use
- One of the kids' old sports balls laying around that they won't miss
Take your 4 20" sections, cut them into thirds. then take 4 of those buggers and cut them in half. This step was completely trial and error so I don't have any exact measurements on them.
Here's the order for your square spider butt frame - 90* - long third - T - short third - T - long third - 90* - repeat till you have a square.
Spider legs: 20" - 90* - 20" - 45* - 20" (do this four times); 20" - 45* - 20" - 45* - 20" (do this four times)
No glue needed, just use your trusty black electrical tape on the leg joints to secure them.
Attach the legs to the frame - we chose to do the 45* in the front, then alternated, twist your T connectors as needed.
Stick your old exercise ball in the black yard bag, then place the kids' old sports ball on top, tie the bag closed, tape the enclosure with black duct tape, use electrical tape between the balls to give separation between head and body.
Spray paint the frame
Plop the spider body on top and tape in place
If you want a black widow, use the red duct tape to create the hour glass, and maybe some eyes too
Done. High five!