All you need to make this spider hat are a costume bowler hat (like this one, although I found ours at a local dollar store for only two bucks), two large sheets of black construction paper, and a pair of self-adhesive googly eyes. Simply fold each sheet of construction paper lengthwise into four strips (for a total of eight legs). Cut the strips apart. Each strip should be folded twice -- once in the middle and once near the end -- and then unfolded again to make the legs appear segmented. Next, attach the strips to the hat. We didn't even have to use glue -- we simply tucked them into the hat band. Stick on the eyes et voilà! A spider hat.
A black sweatshirt and black pants, draped with spider webs like these or these, would complete the look. This was even easier to make than last year's homemade dragon costume. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about my second attempt at Sylvie's spider hat, made out of a dyed baby cap and stuffed toddler socks.