Did you see the awesome spiderwebs that we made using craft supplies from nature? Well, of course we had to make twig spiders to live in our lovely webs. We do love making cool Halloween crafts at home. As we were sorting through our branches, looking for the perfect ones to use to make our webs, we were inspired. Don’t little twigs look like spider legs?
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Part of our family’s attempts to lead a life that has less of a negative impact on our environment, means we are always looking for ways to decrease the number of craft supplies we purchase. It is important to be creative, however, we need to look for ways to reuse things we have to express our creativity. Rather than heading to the craft supply store every time you want to make something – challenge yourself to get creative with things you already have around the house. Gather up those empty egg cartons and make a funny little family of nature inspired spiders.
How to Make Twig and Egg Carton Spider Craft
cardboard egg carton
black paint and paintbrush
The first step is to cut apart the egg carton. Cut out the individual cells of the egg carton, ours ended up being quite short…which I like.
Next, paint the egg carton pieces black. Set them aside to dry.
To make the legs for the spiders, sort through sticks and branches to find the pieces that have a natural joint. This joint will become the spider’s “knee”. Use your hands to snap down the twigs to the correct size.
Use the utility knife to cut 6 small holes in the side of the spider body – this is a job for a parent or an older child – be careful. Make sure the hole is large enough for your twig leg.
Slip the leg inside the hole. We found that our legs were secure enough without needing any additional support. However, feel free to use a dab of white glue or a glue gun on the inside of the spider’s body, to permanently adhere the legs in place.
Use craft glue to adhere the googly eyes in place.
To hang the spider from a spider web (like the spider webs we made using natural materials) poke a hole in the back of the spider and feed a piece of string inside the hole. Tie a knot inside the spider’s body and hand her up.
These little guys turned out really well. We love how creepy their twiggy legs look. These little guys are going to make the perfect addition to our Halloween decor. Don’t you think so?
I love how expressive their silly googly eyes are. Will you fill your home with silly spiders this Halloween? Don’t forget to check out all of our other Halloween crafts and activities for kids to make.
I love the pompom spiders shared over on Rainy Day Mum. And, Red Ted Art shares how to make a cute folded paper spider. So many great spider crafts for Halloween!
More Spider Activities for Kids
Why not bake up a big batch of edible spider cookies for Halloween– complete with edible googly eyes
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