100% Rubber Band Alien Face Hugger

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Introduction: 100% Rubber Band Alien Face Hugger

About: Let the fun begin. I am Tofugami. Please check out my other sites to more fun DIYs on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and tofugami.com

This is an alien face hugger inspired by the Alien movie. It is made of 100% rubber band. If you enjoy this project, please check out this spider bracelet.

If you would like to see the video version of this DIY, I have embedded it below. Or you can click here to go to the YouTube site.

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WARNING: RUBBER BANDS ARE MADE OF LATEX SO DO NOT WEAR THIS MASK IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO LATEX.

This was a challenge presented by my husband who said I could make one out of rubber bands. he said I could, so I did.

Supplies

I used Advantage rubber bands: 3 bags of the #32 (3"x1/8", size regular) and 1 bag of #64 (3"x1/4", size large).

Step 1: Creating the Body

The main part of the skeleton consists of the body. To create the body you will need to make a skeleton. A skeleton is a bunch of rubber bands tied together as a string.

Create a skeleton by tying 80 rubber bands together. Create 2 more skeletons of 25 rubber bands each.

For the body, bunch and secure the 80 long skeleton with single bands.

Then roll each of the 25 long skeletons into a flat ball. Secure with single bands.

Attach and secure balls to the body. Use skeletons and single bands as needed.

Step 2: Create the Legs

Create a 7 long skeleton for each of the 8 legs. Each level is 8 rubber bands thick.

Step 3: Create the Tail

Make a skeleton for the tail. Start with 8 bands thick. Decrease thickness of tail down to 6,4, 2, then 1. I used about 3-6 levels of each thickness down to the single band.

Attach tail to the body with additional bands.

Step 4: Secure the Legs and Tying the Knots

Use large bands to extend the legs as needed to ensure proper fit for your head. I doubled the level of thickness for durability.

Tie the matching pair of legs together in a double-knot.

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    12 Comments

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    danney2277
    danney2277

    2 years ago

    The shear creativity is awesome. I loved the movies and I believe I can have a lot of fun with this, Thanks

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    tofugami
    tofugami

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you very much! Yes, I was just thinking I need a marathon watch of the Alien movies. Post a pic if you make it..

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    Entropismo
    Entropismo

    2 years ago

    The main photo is so fun!!! and nice project too, the effect is so good.

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    tofugami
    tofugami

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you so much! It takes time to create a good thumbnail/ main photo. I appreciate it!

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    tofugami
    tofugami

    Reply 2 years ago

    Let me know how it goes if you make one.

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    jcooperrider1
    jcooperrider1

    2 years ago

    Lovely, simply lovely.

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    tofugami
    tofugami

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you so much!

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    tofugami
    tofugami

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you!

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    This is freaky, amusing, and awesome all in one. Love it! :D

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    tofugami
    tofugami

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you so much! I appreciate it.