Craft Corner: Egg Carton Spiders

🎃 Cool Craft for Halloween

By Anna Hall October 24, 2012

These spiders are easy to make and are a good way to recycle empty egg cartons. We made a bunch of these and decorated the house with them for Halloween.

What You Need:

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black (or silver) chenille sticks
  • Googly eyes (and glue if they are not already adhesive)
  • Black string (optional)
  • Awl or something to poke holes with
  • Small piece of red felt or foam (and glue if not already adhesive)

What You Do:

  1. Cut out the cups from a cardboard egg carton.
  2. With the cup upside down, poke a hole at the top; this will later be used to thread the string through for hanging.
  3. Poke 4 holes on the right bottom edge and 4 on the left for the legs.
  4. Paint the entire cup black and allow it to dry.
  5. Cut the chenille sticks into 8 shorter pieces for the legs. I found that cutting each stick in 3 pieces made the legs the correct length. The other option is to cut the pipe cleaner in half and later thread the piece in through a hole on one side and out the corresponding hole on the other side.
  6. Attach the legs and bend to shape.
  7. Add wiggly eyes to the front of the spider and a small piece of red material for the mouth.
  8. Thread black string through the hole on top and secure in place if hanging your spiders.
  9. We had a large spider with bendable legs that we attached to the balusters of a staircase and hung the smaller spiders off the bottom to look like babies weaving a web.