Introduction

giant halloween spider in yard
Photo: Ian Spanier
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An oversize arachnid is sure to scare the pint-sized set—and maybe even freak out a few adults. The long legs are made from inexpensive PVC pipe, making this creepy crawler the perfect Halloween home center project—web not included.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 3/8-inch drill bit
      -inch bit
    • 1/8-inch drill bit
      -inch bit
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • scissors
      Scissors
    • foam brush
      Foam brush

    Shopping List

    1. 2x10 piece of wood

    2. 1x2 piece of wood

    3. plywood

    4. -inch dowel for fangs

    5. #8 1½-inch wood screws

    6. #8 3-inch wood screws

    7. Red spray paint

    8. Black spray paint

    9. 2-inch PVC caps Get eight.

    10. 2-inch-by-10-foot PVC pipe Get eight pieces.

    11. 1½-inch-by-10-foot PVC pipe Get eight pieces.

    12. 1¼-inch-by-10-foot PVC pipe Get eight pieces.

    13. 2-inch 45-degree PVC pipe elbows Get eight.

    14. 2-inch to 1½-inch PVC reducing couplings Get eight.

    15. 1½-inch 45-degree PVC pipe elbows Get eight.

    16. 2-inch 45-degree PVC pipe elbows Get eight.

    17. 1½-inch to 1¼-inch PVC reducing couplings Get eight.

    18. PVC cement

    19. 2 black nylon laundry bags

    20. 4 Christmas ball ornaments painted black

    21. Twist ties

    22. Velcro tape

    23. Filler, such as packing peanuts or newspaper