How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

October 18, 2019 3 Comments
How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

Pipe cleaners are so verstaile, and we have used them again in making these not so scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders.  Super simple, literally take just 5 minutes and perfect for Halloween!

If you follow this blog, then you’ll know we love using pipe cleaners in our creations. We’ve previoulsy made pipe cleaner dragons and monster pencil toppers to name but a few crafts.

When it comes to making these cute little 8 legged friends, then pipe cleaners were the perfect medium to choose.  They are very simple and quick to make and require very little in the way of craft supplies or expertise. As a result they are great for the kids of all ages to do and make fab Halloween decorations. We even made a web for one of our spiders to sit in!

So if you’d like to see how easy it is to make your own pipe cleaner spiders then read on, or pin it for later!

Pin these Pipe Cleaner Spiders to refer to later!

How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

How You Make Your Pipe Cleaner Spiders

You will need for each pipe cleaner spider:

  • 4 black pipe cleaners
  • A pair of googley eyes
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

How You Make Them:

1. Cut two of the pipe cleaners in half to make four smaller lengths, and bunch them together.

2. Wrap the other two full pipe cleaners around the centre  of  the bunch to make the spider’s body.

How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

3. You should now have a ‘body’ and four straight ‘legs’ either side. Shape each leg by bending twice as shown in the picture, and fan out the legs a little.

How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

4.  Glue on a pair of googley eyes onto the spiders body.

That’s it! Really quick, super simple and no mess, so perfect for the kids to do. When dry display as you wish. We choose to make a wool web across our mirror for one of the spiders to hang out in, the others were dotted around the living room.

How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders
How to Make Not So Scary Pipe Cleaner Spiders

If you liked this craft , then check out our other super simple halloween crafts for kids, and if you need more inspiration then take a look and follow our Pinterest board.

Happy Halloween!

Kerry x

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  • Gemma Stringer October 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    This reminded me of last Xmas when we bought some googlyeyes and stuck them on everything in the fridge on Xmas eve and made our 6 year old look in the fridge xmas morning and everything was looking at her. It was hilarious, took us forever but she loved it. Sometimes it is the simple things

    • Kerry October 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Love that idea! Did you take a picture? You can’t beat googley eyes x

  • Anonymous July 22, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    This fun and funny

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