Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft

Today, it has been one of those days! You know, the kind where your toddler is screaming and your baby is teething and biting you. Desperate to find something for Maxwell to do so he could be entertained; I’m praying for a moment of peace. While scavenging any left over craft supplies I surprisingly came up with this cute spider idea and had everything at home to complete it. Maxwell loves doing crafts, he quite frequently ask me to go to the local craft store. Sometimes we can not get to the store so I always have glue and paper around so he can at least go to town gluing anything he wants. He so far has glued leaves from outside, candy corn, cheerios and cut up construction paper. The possibilities are endless and toddlers love glue so its a win win.

This Pipe Cleaner Spider is a simple, cute and fun Halloween craft for the kids to enjoy.

You have two options, draw a circle for the spider body, or you may stamp the circle with a paper towel role which makes it more symmetrical. Bonus, kids love stamping with paper rolls and it’s an easy way for little ones who have not perfected their circles yet. By adding pipe cleaners for the spiders legs you get a more realistic look, while the googly eyes make him cute and silly. Just don’t forget the smile for this happy little spider 🙂

Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft
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Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft

Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft


  • Orange construction paper or card stock paper
  • Black and silver pipe cleaners
  • Paper roll
  • Black paint
  • Black markers
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Paper plate
  • Heavy weighted object (large glue bottle, paint bottle, phone, book etc.)


  1. Prep your legs and cut one black pipe cleaner into six smaller pieces
  2. Add black paint to your paper plate and using the paper towel roll stamp a circle towards the lower half of the paper( leave room for child’s name/Happy Halloween message)
  3. Add generous amount of glue to the back of legs and add to your spider body
  4. Use heavy object to help adhere the pipe cleaners
  5. Bend silver pipe cleaner for your web and add generous amount of glue and attach to spider
  6. Use heavy object to adhere web
  7. Note: keep heavy objects on till glue is dry
  8. Glue on two eyes inside the circle, add smile, insert Happy Halloween message the date and or child’s name
  • Category: Kids Craft/Activity
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  1. You are such an intentional mama…thanks for sharing ways others can be too! I had fun looking around your site- makes me miss when my kids were little!

    • Thank you Melissa, glad to hear your enjoying the site. I’m so going to miss the kids being little one day too, going by too quickly!

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