Keeping the little ones entertained with simple crafts for kids while you’re at home during the fall is a great way to pass the time. And if your kids love Halloween as much as mine do, finding fun, kid-friendly Halloween crafts for them to do is a great idea. Start your Halloween celebration now with this cute pipe cleaner spider craft! And since it’s simple to put together, it’s perfect for kids of any age to make and play with.
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Not only is this cute pipe cleaner spider craft for kids easy to make, but you probably already have everything you need to make it at home!
Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft
This quick Halloween craft is fun for all ages to make and play with. After your kids put their long legged spider together, they can make it wiggle back and forth and bounce up and down.
You can find everything you need to make a spider out of pipe cleaner using supplies from the dollar store. To make your own pipe cleaner spiders, you’ll just need a few simple craft supplies, including
- Black pipe cleaners
- Orange pom poms
- Googly eyes
How to Make a Spider Out of Pipe Cleaners
This simple craft is so easy to make because it only uses a few cheap craft supplies. Grab your supplies from the craft aisle of Dollar Tree, then get to work making this fun Halloween spider craft!
The first step to making a spider with pipe cleaners is to make the spider legs. Start by lining up your black pipe cleaners evenly on a flat surface. Find the center of the sticks by bending the pipe cleaners in half, then twist all four pipe cleaners together at the center.
Once the pope cleaners are secured in place, fan the legs out until they’re evenly spaced on both sides. Place a large drop of glue on the center of the pipe cleaners and press the large pom pom on top of the glue. Hold the pom pom in place until the glue dries.
Attach the spider’s head to its body by placing a small drop of glue on the front of the large orange pom pom. Place the small pom pom on the glue drop and press it in place until the glue dries.
Attach the googly eyes to the front of the spider’s head with glue. Make sure to press each eye in place after putting it on the glue to ensure it sticks.
Now that you have the spider’s body finished, it’s time to fix its legs. Start by bending each leg in half at a 90-degree angle. This bend will help the spider stand upright. Make sure the bottom of each leg is lined up with the table to make the spider stand up straight.
Next, make the spider’s feet by bending the end of each of the legs. Pick a spot around 1/2 inch from the end of each pipe cleaner leg and bend at a 90-degree angle. After you create all the spider feet, you can move the pipe cleaner legs around until they’re all positioned on the table.
Now that your Halloween spider craft is complete, it’s time to play! Your kids can make this spider move by setting the spider up on a flat surface and holding the body between their fingers. As your child moves their hand back and forth, the spider legs will wiggle.
You can also hang the spiders from a mesh fabric by sticking one of the spider legs through the small holes in the mesh. I found this Halloween mesh from Dollar Tree and it worked perfectly for dangling the finshed spiders!
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!