Simple Spiders + Black Bats, a Halloween DIY

Posted by Renae Bradley on 14 October, 2019 89 comments

Halloween crafts

Sometimes quick projects are just the best, right? These spooky spiders and adorable bats are made with a felt pom-and just may give you a chance to try something new too! 

halloween tools and supplies

Pictured above are all the supplies needed to make both the bat and the spider! 

felt ball spiders

Spooky Spider supplies:

Large graphite Poms
Black 18 gauge wire 
Awl 
Wire cutters 
White and black roving 
Needle felting needle
Hot glue gun

1. Using wire cutters, snip 8 equal 1 1/2” lengths of black wire. Bend them to form the leg into the foot, as pictured. Using the awl, poke 4 holes on each side of the graphite pom. Using the tiniest dab of hot glue on the end of the wire, push a leg in to each of the holes.

2. For the face, take a tiny wisp of white roving and roll it like a ball in your hand. Place it on the face of the spider and needle felt both whites on for eyes. Using the same technique add a tiny black pupil to complete the eye. Next take a wisp of black and roll it like a snake in your hands. Now needle felt that on into the shape of a smile for your spider. 

 felt ball bat

Bat Supplies:
Large graphite Poms 
Graphite Felt
Black iron-on glitter or glitter felt 
Scissors
White and black roving 
Hot glue gun
Bat wing pattern (free downloadable PDF!) 

1. Using the pattern, trace the bat wing shape on the Black glitter felt. 

2. Using hot glue, place the wings in the center of the large pom. Next pinch the bat wing near the body and add a dab of glue to keep it pinched and slightly wrapped forward on each side. Alternatively, cut out 2 separate bat wings and cut a small slit in the side of the Pom. Then insert the wings into the sides of the Pom with some hot glue along the edge to secure it in the hole.

3. For the face, take a tiny wisp of white roving and roll it like a ball in your hand. Place it on the face of the bat and needle felt both whites on for eyes. Using the same technique add a tiny black pupil to complete the eye. Next take a wisp of black and roll it like a snake in your hands. Now needle felt that on, making triangular points on each side for fangs and a mouth.

4. Next, make the ears. Cut out two small ear shapes with Graphite felt. Along the flat base add a tiny spot of hot glue and pinch it together to form a cupped shape. Next add some hot glue to the bottom of the ear and adhere it to the top of the bat's head. 

spider and bat craft

Place these spooky spiders and adorable bats anywhere you could use a little festive Halloween decor! Happy Halloween from Benzie!

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