Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Martha Stewart’s Glow Stick Spiders

Halloween Campsite Decorations

While camping at the dunes, we helped the boys make Martha Stewart’s Glow Stick Spiders to decorate our camp site. WHAT A HIT!! They were pretty easy to make, and the boys just loved them dancing in the wind under our canopy. I know I talked about our plans to make them last week, but I needed to show you how they came out!Glow Stick Spider 2And, yes, the Styrofoam really does light up with the glow from the sticks! We liked the red and blue sticks the best. They seemed to show up very well.

For economy’s sake, we used smaller Styrofoam balls and bracelet size glow sticks for the legs. But other than that, we pretty much followed Martha’s directions.

We picked up a low temp hot glue gun to secure the eye hooks in the top and we’re glad we did. They wouldn’t have stayed in the Styrofoam very well without the hot glue.

I have to say, this is probably the only type of spider I don’t mind hanging around!

Don’t forget to check out DIY Day at Kimba’s A Soft Place To Land!

AND, did you know that Mayhem and Moxie is hosting a FLIP give away? I just read that if you share your Halloween craft in her meme, you can get extra entries! I love it when something I’m posting anyway fits a new purpose!! And I would LOVE to win a FLIP. :)


Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

How cute...I wished I had this idea before our Halloween Bash this past weekend.


Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Those are AWESOME!! I am thinking my 12 year old daughter would like to make those!
Cool!!!! Thanks for posting the info, I can see why your boys like them.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

What a fabulous idea! I bet you could adapt this easily to create butterflies and other creatures. Thanks for sharing!