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Hot Glue-Gun Creatures

Glowing creepy crawlers are so easy and so much fun to make: With a hot-glue gun and some neon-colored glue sticks, you can create a swarm of creatures in no time.

Introduction

This scary centipede can stick to any smooth surface, so you can strategically place it on the bathroom mirror or a window and scare your family!

Materials

  • Hot-glue gun
  • Hot-glue sticks in various colors
  • Waxed twine
  • Hot-glue pads

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Load glue gun with a glue stick. Cut several 1-inch pieces of waxed twine. Using the hot glue pad as your surface, lay as many thread pieces as you wish in curved rows. The thread will be the legs of your worm creature; the glue will be the body.

  2. Step 2

    Set the hot glue gun on high; it takes a few minutes to heat up. Once the gun is hot, working quickly, squeeze out a dime-size dot of hot glue in the center of each piece of string. Be sure to follow the same curved pattern of the layout. If you want to make the worm multicolored, leave adequate spacing between the dots of glue so you can repeat the process with another color.

  3. Step 3

    Place another hot pad directly on top of the worm. This will flatten the worm's body and legs into a unified shape. Let the creature cool for about a minute.

  4. Step 4

    Once the glue has cooled, peel off one of the glue pads. Peel the worm off the other glue pad.

Reviews (5)

  • kniftycraftster123 11 Apr, 2010

    You can buy bright-colored glue at Marshals and Joan's. Also, you can glue on top with different colors to seem 3D and more realistic!

  • kniftycraftster123 11 Apr, 2010

    You can buy bright-colored glue at Marshals and Joan's. Also, you can glue on top with different colors to seem 3D and more realistic!

  • LaBrujaBlanca 26 Jul, 2008

    Is that glow in the dark hot glue ? Where can I buy that or the neon hot glue ?

  • eternity 19 Jun, 2008

    This really IS a good idea. No kidding! It's Great to do with "bored kids"! Idea: 1-"Two "pools" of hot glue,(connected). 2-Decorate, using felt or other desired material. 3- Add, ribbon (or string) to "top" of "hot"-glue, circle("pool"). 4- Let dry. 5-Bingo! Instant
    Snowman, for "holiday" package or C.Tree! AWH! Go-ahead, try it! Use your own ideas! You won't hurt my feelings!

  • jencooper 19 Jun, 2008

    We actually did something very similar to this on accident one day while working on another craft. My son is crazy for creepy crawlies to making different creatures became VERY fun. We went through quite a bit of glue just seeing what se would do!! We even added glitter to a couple of them before they had a chance to dry completely. I made heart and flower shapes for my daughter.