Give 'em goosebumps with this spooky take on traditional napkin rings

You'll Need (makes 6 napkin rings)

  • Spider template
  • Printer and plain white paper
  • Scissors
  • 3 sheets black construction paper
  • Pencil
  • 12 black pipe cleaners
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • x-acto knife
  • Hole punch
  • 1 sheet green paper
  • Craft glue or glue dots

 

1. Print template and cut out. Place template on black construction paper and trace around. Repeat for 6 rings. Cut out, then cut slits following dotted line on template.

2. Cut each piple cleaner into 3 4" lenths, 6 pieces for each spider

3. Tape 3 pipe cleaners to each half-circle on band. Start with middle leg at 3 o'clock, then tape one above at about 1:30 and one below at about 4:30. Repeat on other half-circle. Use your finger to press tape on either side of each pipe cleaner to help it adhere.

4. Turn band right side up and use an X-acto knife to trim any tape that is showing. If slits are taped over, use blade to reopen.

5. For eye, use a hole punch to make 12 dots out of green paper. Glue one eye to each half-circle with a tiny dab of glue or glue dots.

6. Bend each leg 3 times: upward near body of spider, downward at knee and upward at ankle.

7. Wrap each band around a napkin and slide the 2 slits into each other. Secure with a dab of glue or glue dots.