Making Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners

Making Halloween Spiders with Pipe Cleaners

 

Here is how to make Halloween spiders from pipe cleaners for some cute spooky fun!

These spiders are very easy and quick to make.  And they are really cute in their own poisonous way.

Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 1. What you will need to make one spider:

  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • 2 small googly eyes
  • Crochet thread in a color that matches the pipe cleaner
  • Thin clear plastic cord (fishing line or beading & jewelry cord)
  • 1 pair of pliers
  • 1 pair of wire cutters
  • Craft glue (not included in the photo)
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 2. Cut the pipe cleaner into four equal parts, using the wire cutters.
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 3. Hold the 4 pieces of the pipe cleaner together and twist them a couple of times around their middle.  You should now be able to see 8 spider legs!
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 4. (If you do not wish you hang your spiders, you can skip this step.) Tie one end of the clear plastic cord onto the middle of the spider (marked by the green circle in the photo).  Make the knot at the top center of the spider.  You can cut this cord as long or short as you like.  We made ours approximately 60 cm (24″) long.
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 5. Leaving approximately 4 cm (1 1/2″) loose, wrap the crochet thread around the middle of the spider. Be sure to make these loops on both sides of the plastic cord, so that the spider will hang nicely.
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 6. When you have wrapped enough crochet thread to make a firm spider body, tie the two loose ends on one side of the spider’s body.  Then, cut the loose ends, leaving approximately 5 mm (1/4″).
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 7. Adjust the lengths of the legs, by cutting them if necessary.  Then, bend the tips of all of the legs, as shown by the arrow in the photo.  Using the pliers, squeeze the ends of the spider’s legs to make nicely rounded tips.
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 8. Using your fingers, apply a bit of craft glue onto the tips of the crochet thread and shape them into two tiny spider fangs.
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 9. Glue on the googly eyes.
Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners 10. Bend the legs so they look more spider-like.

 

Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners

These spiders make super adorable Halloween decorations.

Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners

Or, for more suspenseful fun, how about hanging the spiders in partially hidden places to scare some unsuspecting family member?

Perhaps you could try: in between the folds of a hanging towel, in a dark corner of a room, on top of a light switch, hanging from the ceiling…  Have a lot of fun! (But please be careful not to leave the spiders in dangerous places where people could get hurt when startled, such as on a staircase.)

Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners

My daughter decided to create a much larger spider so it could sneak up on her Daddy from under his chair!

Easy to Make Halloween Spiders from Pipe Cleaners

Luna the Halloween Witch was so pleased to meet her new eight-legged friends that she decided to have her portrait taken with them!

Below are some other Halloween-related crafts:

Halloween Shadow Puppets: Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Ghost -Muumade

Halloween Shadow Puppets

Simply Simple Cat - sewing pattern - a purple felt cat on the palm of a hand

Simply Simple Cat

Halloween paper chain and garland templates: ghost and Jack O'Lantern

Halloween Paper Chains

Little Felt Spider - Muumade's sewing pattern & tutorial

A Little Felt Spider

Luna the Witch and her pet cat

 

Happy Halloween!

 

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