I seem to have a thing for messy crafts. If it requires a lot of glue and drying time I can almost be assured to try it.
This Spiderweb Balloon craft came from the Better Homes and Garden website but they did not adequately describe the amount of effort involved.
Mix the Elmers glue with equal parts water
Cut LONG sections from a skein of cotton yarn.
Dip yarn completely in the water glue mixture and pull the piece through your fingers to remove excess glue
I recommend wrapping an end of the yarn to the knot of the balloon to get you started
Wrap around the balloon
Don’t be discouraged if it takes a few attempts to get the yarn to stay in place.
I used several pieces of yarn to get the entire effect.
When you are finished wrapping make sure you have a long string to hang the balloon to ensure proper drying.
After they are completely dry hot glue the plastic spiders
Then poke a small hole in the balloon and allow it to deflate. I recommend the slow deflation because I accidently popped a balloon and it pulled the yarn a little hard.
Your web should be complete!
Discoveries: Acrylic yarn does not hold the form well. Cotton yarn is the best. Younger kids will probably get impatient wrapping the balloons because it take a little bit of maneuvering to make the initial yarn wrapping stay.
I gave each spider web a quick spray with Mod Podge spray to ensure the web stays stiff but you probably don’t need to do it.
We are really happy with our results and they will look great for upcoming Pumpkin Party!