It’s creepy season, my friends! While Fairfield World products are PERFECT for sweet and snuggly gifts like cuddly plushies and gorgeous quilts, they’re also a GREAT choice for Halloween crafting. Poly-Fil Dark is perfect for dark colored projects like these massive spiders. They’re simple enough to make that I was able to create 5 in just one day.
My spiders are very light, thanks to Poly-Fil Dark, but I wasn’t sure that store bought webs would be strong enough to hold them up. My solution? Quilt batting!!! It’s affordable and easy to work with. I was able to stretch it and tear it to create the illusion of heavy webs all over my porch. Once I add lights and a fog machine this scene will be especially spooky. Spiders and giant webs? EEK!
Giant Spider Supplies
- Poly-Fil Dark
- Poly-Fil Low Loft Quilt Batting
- Pool Noodles
- Black Pantyhose
- Backer Rod
- Black Spray Paint
- Plastic balls or plastic eyes
- Duct Tape
- 16 Gauge Wire
- Wire Cutters
I’ve created a short video tutorial so you can see step-by-step how I made these giant spiders with Poly-Fil Dark. At the end you’ll also see how easy it is to create thick, spooky spider webs with low loft batting:
Even though they are large, these spiders are very light! The lightweight foam combined with pantyhose and Poly-Fil Dark keeps these giant spiders from becoming too heavy to hang up or to place on the webs. Wire in the “legs” helped me position them just the way I wanted them.
These massive spiders would be great for a DIY costume. You could wrap yourself with low-loft batting and attach a spider to your back or side to look like the victim of a giant spider attack. EEK! Have fun crafting and creating to create you own large scale Halloween decor and costumes this year!