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Halloween Paper Mobiles

Maybe you can't have a real owl or black widow drop in to sit for a spell, but you can craft dangling mobile versions. To make, follow our templates to cut the paper, then assemble them with string so the wings, eyes, legs, and abdo­ men flutter and spin as they dangle from the ceiling.

paper mobiles spiders owl halloween

Photography: Barbara Donninelli

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2014

materials

  • Black, magenta, orange, and yellow railroad board (Pictured: Six-ply railroad boards, 22 by 28 inches, in various colors, 75¢ each, dickblick.com.)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Monofilament, 24 inches long
  • Spray adhesive

steps

  1. Download and print desired template onto 8.5-by-11-inch card stock and cut out each piece along solid black lines. Trace template pieces onto railroad board, and cut out 2 sets of pieces.
    paper spider mobile supplies
  2. Following design, arrange one set on work surface. Use pieces of tape to hold string, as indicated on template. Press monofilament onto center of tape.
  3. Spray adhesive all over exposed surface of first set of pieces. Place each piece from the second set on top of its corresponding piece; let dry. Hang.

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