Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Quiet Book #27: Spider Web Halloween Page

Well, my attempt in this quiet book page was to have a Halloween themed page that wasn't spooky or scary, since we don't celebrate Halloween with all that gory stuff. Spiders are not 'scary' to us because I don't want to instill a spirit of fear in my children, rather they are 'creepy'. I'm always careful to not say any things scary and always tell them that "The Lord hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" 2 Timothy 1:7. Anyways, on to our 'creepy' spiderweb page.

Start by making the spider out of two circles of black felt and small Rick rac for the legs. Glue on the legs and ribbon the spider will hang from. Sew together and stuff it just before closing it up all the way to give it a little bit of dimension.

Next, you need to work on the web. Start with a lacing string. Make a spiral around the page. Then cut long rectangles which will be where the web gets weaves into. It will also help give it points to make sure it looks web like.

Pin in between the lacing string and sew down.

Here's what the web supports should look like all sewn down.

Here's what it looks like when you weave the 'web':

Then just sew on the spider at the top of the page and here's the final result, just in time for Halloween!

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