Step 9: Make The Body

stuff nylong bags for body of giant yard halloween spider
Photo: Kindra Clineff
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Stuff two black 2-by-3-foot nylon bags—one for the head and one for the body—with filler. Use less filler for the bag that will be the head so that it will be slightly smaller. Open the bottom seam of the bag with a utility knife or a seam ripper in four places for the eyeballs. Make the slits slightly smaller than the diameter of a ball. Secure the balls in place with black-plastic garbage ties. Close the bag with the drawstring.
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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