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Spooky Spider Eggs

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When Halloween rolls around I am always chomping at the bit to start decorating. I love to make things that are larger than life. This year we made a giant spider web in the front of our house. Naturally, I had to make some Spooky Spider Eggs to go along with it!

Make your house spooky with spider eggs Halloween decor!

Spooky Spider Eggs

You only need a few things to make your own spooky spider eggs. Note: This post contains affiliate links, and we make a small commission if you use them, at no extra charge to you.

Spooky Spider Eggs Materials:

Spooky Spider Eggs Video Tutorial

How To Make Spooky Spider Eggs

The method of making these giant spooky spider eggs is quite simple.  Perhaps you have seen the tutorials for making yarn balls using glue, yarn, and a balloon? This is super similar, but much easier to do!

To make 3 spider eggs with 12 inch balloons, I used one bag of fake spider web.

Use these items to make super spooky spider eggs!

To start, I squeezed roughly 10 oz of fabric stiffener into an old bowl. You can use Elmer’s glue as well, but I had some fabric stiffener left over from a previous project and it worked great.

Next, empty the bag of the spider web into the fabric stiffener. This is when it is time to get messy. Little hands are totally welcome to help here! You want to make sure you work the fabric stiffener through all of the spider web material.

Use a balloon and spiderwebs to make these spider eggs.

Turn your inflated balloon upside down, so you are holding it by the tied end. Start coating the balloon with your spiderweb stiffening mixture, beginning at the fullest round part of the balloon and working towards the tied end. Once you have coated the balloon in the spider web material, work it out into a long tail on the tied end (watch the above video to see this step). I did 3 total coats of spiderweb on top of each other to make them thick enough to last for years.

Make these amazing spider eggs with just a few things.

If you feel like your spider web material needs a little extra coating, you can use a paint brush to add some fabric stiffener or glue to the balloon. When you are satisfied with your balloon, you need to let it dry. I attached a little safety pin to the long tail end and strung fishing wire through this. I hung my spider eggs from a cabinet knob.

These amazing spider eggs are the creepiest way to decorate for Halloween.

Let your spider egg dry for 24 hours, and then pop the balloon! The balloon will shrivel up, and your egg will be hardened in the shape of the balloon. Cut a little slit at the top to pull out the balloon.

I put battery powered tea lights in my spider eggs so they would glow in the dark. If you get the tea lights with a remote control, you can hang your spider eggs as high as you want and still turn the lights on and off easily.

Add some extra spider webs and these eggs look even spookier!

Finally, use a hot glue gun to attach fake plastic spiders. I used the spider rings you can buy in bulk, and snipped off the round ring part to get my spiders.

Overall I was SO happy with how the spider eggs turned out! At night we turn the tea lights on and up the drama!

Warning… Don’t make these if you have a serious fear of spiders! They look all too real!

More Halloween Spider Decor Ideas

If you want more spooky Halloween spider decor, check out our Giant Spider Web and Trash Bag Spider Webs.

This giant lawn spiderweb is simply amazing!

 

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had two little ones; a 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old little girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.

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