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Spider Craft With Pipe Cleaner

Halloween is one of the best times of year to make this easy spider craft with pipe cleaner and pom poms. This Halloween craft ideas for kids helps you create these little creepy crawlies which can be put all over the place.

Give someone a little scare, or just to decorate your house for Halloween.

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These are very simple to make; I would say this is geared towards preschool right up to age 6! Why don’t you get your kids to make one every year and see how their ideas change and how they go about putting the pieces together differently! 

You can create large and small spiders using various sizes of pom poms! 

You can change the colors of your pom poms and pipe cleaners and make a variety of these little guys to put all over the house! For Halloween I would make some in orange and black as well!

If you want to make these little guys for Spring why not make them in pastel colors or even rainbow colors!!

The kids can have fun scaring the family or friends by putting them in different places around the school or house.

These are creepy crawlies that are actually very cute! I know my little girl would like to keep one under her bed as her pet! She has a painted spider on her windowsill from preschool. We are a massive fan of easy spider crafts in this household. 

If you have some leftover craft supplies why not check out my best Pipe Cleaner crafts for kids

How to Do This Spider Craft With Pipe Cleaner

Create a bunch of these little guys, one for each of your friends as a keepsake for Halloween! You could even give them out when people come to your house trick or treating! Why not pair them alongside my egg carton spider!

Craft Supplies:

  • Pom poms of different sizes and colors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes

Step #1:

Cut your pipe cleaners into 8 equal lengths for your spider legs.

Set these aside.


Step #2:

Glue a small pom pom to onto a larger one.

You can use two pom poms of the same color, or mix it up like us and use two different colors.

This will be your spiders body.

Step #3:

Glue your two googly eyes onto the smaller pom pom, which is your spider’s head.

Step #4:

Bend the bottom of the pipe cleaners to create feet.

Also, bend the tops as well.

Or if you want a more cartoon look, create little shoes for your spider.

Step #5:

Glue all 8 of your legs onto your spider, four of each side.

Enjoy these Halloween crafts with pipe cleaners for kids and make all kinds of these little spider friends in different sizes and colors! Go spider crazy!

Most spiders actually have lots of eyes. Why not put 2 larger googly eyes and 6-8 little eyes.


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spider craft with pipe cleaner

Pipe Cleaner Spider Craft for Preschool

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Learn how to make this pipe cleaner spider craft for preschool and older kids.


  • Pom poms of different sizes and colors (I opted for black and green as you can see)
  • Pipe cleaners -lime green was my color of choice, but why not make your spiders really colorful and go for rainbow colors
  • Glue
  • Scissors - kids safety version so that my little ones can practice scissors skills
  • Googly eyes - you can get these in different colors and sizes too


Please find the pipe cleaner spider craft process below

First Step

Firstly make sure you have a clean craft table and all your supplies in front of you.

Step 2

Take 4 long pipe cleaners and cut them in 2. Try and keep all the legs the same length.

Step 3

The next step is to create the spiders body using pom poms. You will need a small pom pom for the head and a larger one for the body.

Please remember that the head needs to have space for googly eyes and the body needs to have space for 4 legs on either side.

Use glue to stick the small pom pom onto the front of the larger one.

Step 4

Stick to googly eyes onto the spider's head.

Step 5

Bend the bottom and top of the pipe cleaners to give the spider's legs some definition.

Attach 4 legs to each side of the spider's body using glue.

Someone suggested we make some shoes for the spider. I have not got around to doing that yet.

You could thread some colored beads onto the legs to make this spider craft even more fun though.

Can you think of what other creatures we could make with pom poms and pipe cleaners?! I have some great pipe cleaner butterflies and an adorable pom pom caterpillar for you to try and make also. 

One of my other Halloween pipe cleaner crafts is my pumpkin pencil topper

More Easy Crafts Like This One:

Make your very own halloween mobile. Laminate it and put it outside! It is customary for festivals to use these Chinese Lanterns, why not dress it up for Halloween and make it a Jackolantern!
Halloween is a very fun holiday and these Halloween craft ideas will help you decorate for the big event! Spooky or cute, these little spider friends are a welcome addition on Halloween!

Happy Crafting!

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