Boo Blocks

Materials

  • 3 Wooden Blocks - 3 1/2inches each
  • 4 Wooden Balls With Flat Tops
  • Black pom poms
  • Decorative Papers
  • Sharpie™ Pen - Black
  • Deco color™ Paint Pen - Black
  • Washi Tape
  • Chenille Stems
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Decorative Ribbons
  • Hot Glue
  • Stencils – for Lettering & Swirls
  • Mod Podge™

  1. Choose any size pom pom for the bodies of the spider. Or, Use a wooden ball that has been painted black.
  2. Paint 4 wooden balls to create "feet" for the bottom block. Let dry.
  3. If you are making a wooden spider, glue the chenille stem legs to the bottom of the ball, and up the sides ½ inch. (4 on each side).
  4. If you are making a pom pom spider, hot glue the legs into the sides of the spider. (4 on each side)
  5. Hot glue wiggle eyes on either type of spider. Set aside.
  6. To make a bow, cut 36 inches each of three types of ribbon, one grosgrain and two sheer types.
  7. Glue decorative papers to all 6 sides of the blocks, using Mod Podge™. Let dry.
  8. On top of the dried decorative papers, you may outline in black Decocolor™ paint pen if you like. Let it dry.
  9. You may use a swirl stencil design with the paint pen if you like.
  10. You may choose to stencil the word BOO, by placing one letter on each of the three blocks. Carefully choose the placement of the stenciling so that your blocks will stack up as you like when they are completely dry. At this point, you may also top your papers with washi tape if you like.
  11. Adding a spider web from the corner of several of the blocks sides is easy when using a Sharpie™ pen. Draw angled lines coming from the upper left corner out and down in a circular pattern. Then connect the lines with a curved line between each longer line to create a "spider web" look.
  12. Hot glue your painted wooden balls to the bottom of the bottom square to create "feet".
  13. Top off the tops with either a wooden body spider or a loopy bow with a spider sitting on top.


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