Don’t decorate your house for Halloween without these long-legged Pipe Cleaner Spiders! This simple Halloween craft using pipe cleaners, pompoms, and googly eyes is kid-friendly and lots of fun! The cute spiders prove that Halloween decor does not have to be scary!
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Pipe Cleaner Spiders
The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
It’s that time of the year again! Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time to whip up some spooky decorations for your house.
These long-legged pipe cleaner spiders will be a great addition to your home this creepy season, and what’s more, the craft is totally kid-friendly! With adult supervision, even the youngest of children can help to make these Halloween critters!
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.
Cheap Craft Supplies
If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the Poundshop, The Range, Wilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!
More Halloween Crafts
Looking for more Halloween crafts? Here are some more for you to check out! Just right-click and open a new tab to read next!
- Disney Villain Maleficent’s Diablo Raven Wreath for Halloween
- Halloween Felt Ghost Plush Craft
- Googly Eye Pumpkin Craft
I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try!
How Do I Make Pipe Cleaner Spiders?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 4 Black Pipe Cleaners (Chenille Stems)
- 1 Large Orange Pompom
- 1 Small Orange Pompom
- 2 Googly Eyes
- White School (PVA) Glue or
- Low-Temp Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Line up all the pipe cleaners on a flat surface. Find the center of the pipe cleaners and twist them together. Spread the pipe cleaner legs out.
- Glue the large pompom on the center of the pipe cleaners.
- Glue the small pompom to the front of the large pompom to create the head.
- Glue the googly eyes on the front of the small pompom.
- Bend each pipe cleaner leg in the center, then create feet on the bottom by bending the end of each pipe cleaner flat.