Step 1: gather materials...
- wire (i used rusty wire to give it an element of danger...just kidding, tetanus is a serious infection and it was the only wire we had around...i just wont stab anyone with my spiders)
- very tiny drill bit to match the gage wire you choose
- wire clippers
- clean avocado pits (because we compost, i was able to find quite a few around the pile)
- optional paint and brush
Step 2: clip pieces of wire for legs and drill holes in sides of avocado pits for the wire legs--you don't have to drill too far because the wire squishes in there, unless the pit is really old and hard...
Step 3: some of the avocado pits were shedding their seed coats exposing the light tan seed, in which case i painted them black with acrylic paint, 2 coats
Step 3: bend the legs and insert them
Step 4: add eyes if so desired...India Ink looked better for eyes on the ones with their seed coat
Step 5: if you want to hang it, drill holes through the top and, using a needle, insert thread through the holes and hang that dang spider up...
did i waste a whole day making avocado spiders for everyone i know? maybe.
did i waste money on a crappy plastic spider made half way around the world? hell no!