October has just begun and HEXBUG is already gearing up for Halloween with creepy, crawly, crafty happenings! The HEXBUG XL Mechanicals are the awesome Scarabs and Spiders that you control yourself! Using your remote control these bugs can go virtually anywhere, maybe even Trick-or-Treating? In this HEXHUB DIY we’ll teach you how to decorate these bugs with exclusive Halloween costume skins, worthy of candy from any neighbor’s house. Designs include: Frankenstein, Ghoul, Cyclops, Mummy, and Unicorn. Select a decal, print and adhere these imaginative new looks to your favorite robotic bugs. We even have a blank skin available so you can let your creativity shine and make a design all of your own!
Before you begin: You may need an adult’s help with cutting and printing.
- HEXBUG Scarab XL or Spider XL Mechanical ($39.99 per unit, hexbug.com)
- Staples Sticker Paper (70972) ($13.49, staples.com)
- Westcott 7” Stainless Steel Scissors ($6.99, staples.com)
STEP 1: Load your printer with the Staples sticker paper. Make sure it’s in correctly; this will be the basis of your DIY decal.
STEP 2: Download Halloween Decal PDF and select which skin is your favorite. Don’t worry too much about choosing which one you should print – there should be enough paper to make more than one, if you change your mind later.
STEP 3: Ask an adult if you need assistance and use scissors to carefully cut out your desired design.
STEP 4: Cut along the dotted lines as featured above, so your decal lays perfectly flat.
STEP 5: Peel your design from its paper backing and apply it to your Scarab or Spider Mechanical.
STEP 6: Share your results! Use the hashtag “#HEXDIY” and tag us in your photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!
***Create your own Halloween Decals and DOWNLOAD HERE!***