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Check out this yard installation of a giant spider made from PVC pipe by Florida-based maker Spring Chicken (no, really!). The legs are coated with polyurethane expanding foam, applied with rubber gloves of course (not bare skin), to give it that nitty gritty texture. And the body is made from sliced-in-half giant water jugs, which give the body a sort of ribbed appearance. I also like the attention to detail, including the pile of children’s shoes below the “spider victim” cocoon. Creepy!




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Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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  1. Harry Chaisson says:

    What all will I need to build that spider? And what are the specs on it? Thanks

    1. Nick Normal says:

      Hi Harry – PVC spiders are pretty common and easy to build. If you search popular Halloween forums (for example http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-step-step/80638-giant-spider-pvc-legs.html ) you’ll find lots of examples. I hope this helps and I look forward to seeing what haunts you make for Halloween!

  2. Sean M says:

    That’s just horrid. Please don’t put this in your front yard! #LowClass