Introduction: 100% Rubber Band Alien Face Hugger
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.
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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.
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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