Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Halloween Craft so Simple Even A Caveman Can Do It

(Did you catch that little play on the Geico commercial?)

And, is it just me, or is it possible that Geico employs the absolute BEST advertisers ever? I mean, think about it: they have THREE really memorable ad campaigns going on AT THE SAME TIME. 1) The Caveman campaign (heck that one even got made into a short-running sit com!); 2) The Gecko Lizard with the British accent; and 3) The stack of money with the eyeballs - this is the money you could be saving with Geico. Kinda makes me wonder what they'll do next!

Okay, anyway, I digressed.

Here is a craft that is SO easy even your teeny tiniest preschooler can do it. It requires 4 supplies:
Black Yarn
Plastic Spider Rings
Orange (or any color) paper plates

Prep - I guess that's not really necessary to have an orange plate, but it does make the end result look more Halloween-ey. If you use a white paper plate, you might choose to let your child color the plate first.
1. Use the scissors to cut some slits into the edge of the paper plate. Make the cuts about an inch long. Make about a 10-20 cuts. The actual number isn't really important.

2. Take a long length of yarn (about 2-3 yards) and tie a small knot at one end.

Put the knotted end on the back side of the paper plate and begin looping the yarn around the paper plate, hooking it into the slots. This is going to create a "web".
3. When you are out of yarn, or when you've filled up all the slits, tie another knot at the end of the yarn.

4. Hook some plastic spider rings into the web. (They are plastic and you can make a tiny cut in the ring loop so that the ring will hook into the yarn and then stay put).

5. If you want, you can also attach a separate yarn to the top of the "web" and hang it from the ceiling to display the artwork.


For more Creepy Crawly crafts, go check out Mayhem and Moxie!


Together We Save said...

Super cute.

Jen said...

you really want that camera, don't you? Well so do I. I just didn't think of this craft. Which is cute by the way.


Jennifer said...

Cute, and easy. My favorite kind of craft.

And I really want that camera too.

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Your nails look awesome. I can't even believe it.


Anna See said...

cute craft! i love the pics of your fam on the sidebar!

texasholly said...

OMG. My husband and I seriously just had that very same conversation you just had with yourself about Geico. I am a little less impressed with the googly eyes, but love the other two campaigns, but my husband loves the googly eyes even more than the other two campaigns so we came to the conclusion that YES, the whole three tiered advertising campaign is genius.

As for the spider web...super cute!