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Colorful Spider and Eyeball Jar



Host: Jenny Barnett Rohrs

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Halloween. Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time

 Colorful Spider
Designed by Morena Hockley

Materials needed:
Elmer’s® School Glue Gel
Elmer’s® Green Glitter Glue
1” FloraCraft® STYROFOAM™ Brand ball
3” FloraCraft® STYROFOAM™ Brand ball
Tissue paper
Chenille stems (cut in half)


  1. Paint the inside of a 6x6 inch square of tissue paper with glue.  Wrap the paper around a 3 inch Styrofoam ball, and paint the outside with glitter glue.  Repeat with the smaller ball.  Make two sizes, one for the body and the other for the head.
  2. Attach the head and body with a toothpick.
  3. Use a toothpick to make a small hole in the body.  Insert a chenille stem into the hole.  Bend and curl the legs as desired.  Repeat until 8 legs are made.

For more information visit www.morenascorner.com

Eyeball Jar
Designed by Morena Hockley

Elmer’s® Green Glitter Glue
Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue
1” FloraCraft® STYROFOAM™ Brand balls
Mason jar
Black paper

  1. Paint the inside of the jar with green glitter glue.  Let it dry.
  2. Use glitter glue to make the pupil and iris of the eyeballs.  Use various colors.
  3. Use red glitter glue to draw veins on the eyes.
  4. Cut a black circle of paper and use stickers to spell "eyes".
  5. Assemble the jar by filling it with the eyeballs and placing the label on top.


Optional: Paint balls neon green.

For more information visit www.morenascorner.com


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