How to Make Halloween Egg Carton Spiders

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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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  • Cardboard Egg Carton
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Four Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Craft Glue
  • Paint Blush
  • Paper Clip or Pushpin
  • Two Googly Eyes

Egg Carton Spiders - supplies



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.Egg Carton Spiders - Paint egg cups


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.Egg Carton Spiders - Make holes for legs

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.Egg Carton Spiders - Add pipe cleaner legs


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.Egg Carton Spiders - Add legs

After bending legs, the spider will look as below.Egg Carton Spiders - Bend Legs


Finally, use craft glue to attach googly eyes. Allow the glue to dry.Egg Carton Spiders - single finished

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!

Egg Carton Spiders - finished


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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.

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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

Dollar Store Shy Pumpkin Craft

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