Time for Halloween crafts. Get kids involved with Halloween decorating by showing them how to make a classic Halloween craft - creepy-crawly egg carton spiders.
At the end of this article find more cool Halloween do-it-yourself crafts.
To learn how to make egg carton spiders watch this video tutorial and read on for a step-by-step written photo tutorial.
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HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN EGG CARTON SPIDER
- Cardboard Egg Carton
- Black Craft Paint
- Four Black Pipe Cleaners
- Craft Glue
- Paint Blush
- Paper Clip or Pushpin
- Two Googly Eyes
Cut an egg cup from a cardboard egg carton. It must be a cardboard egg carton because paint does not adhere to Styrofoam egg cups.
Place egg cup on a piece of newspaper and paint the cup inside and out with black craft paint. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
To attach legs, with a paper clip or pushpin poke four holes along the bottom edge of one side. Then poke matching holes on the other side of the egg cup. With a pencil or pen enlarge the holes so pipe cleaners will fit into the holes.
If you want to hang the spider, with a push pin make two small holes in the middle of the top of the egg cup before attaching legs. Insert string or yarn into the holes and tie off.
Cut a black pipe cleaner in half. Thread the pipe cleaner through one hole and out the matching hole on the other side. Repeat for the other three legs. Make sure the pipe cleaners are equal lengths on both sides.
Bend the legs – Bend upward at the base of spider’s body, then fold downward to form the knee and bend the tip to make the foot.
After bending legs, the spider will look as below.
Finally, use craft glue to attach googly eyes. Allow the glue to dry.
These spiders are a fun, simple craft activity for kids. They make great Halloween decorations: Hang them, sit them around the house, attach them to a wreath or spider web. HAVE FUN WITH THEM!
Some great Fall and Halloween projects are below.
Look for the names of the projects below and click the link to open the page with the project.
Doll Trick or Treat Bag - Knitted
Doll Pillows from Halloween Socks
Make a Fabric Pumpkin Roll
Sew a Fabric Trick-or-Treat Bag
Make a Halloween Basket and Candy for a Doll
Make these cute Lollipop Ghosts
Make this quick and easy Lollipop Pumpkin Holder
Machine Embroidered Pumpkin Table Runner
Halloween Fabric Wreath
Spooky Egg Carton Spiders
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