Making the spiders was a bit of a last-minute thing. I had a ton of black pipe cleaners left over from a previous craft and got this idea in my head. The spiders are super cute with nothing but the pipers and googly eyes, but I had one black pompom that I used as the head for the Daisy spider. It turned out extra cute. If you can't find pompoms, don't worry about it. These little guys turn out adorable without them. Grab the kids and start making your own now. Here's how.
Pipe Cleaner Spiders
Caution: If using a hot glue gun, protect little hands from getting burned.
Makes 1 spider
5 12" black pipe cleaners
Elmers of hot glue gun
1 small black pompom
1 pair googly eyes
ribbon for bow (optional)
Bend 4 pipe cleaners in half and cut.
For a smaller spider, cut the halves into half again.
Twist the remaining pipe cleaners around your
finger to form a spiral.
Bring the two opposite ends together so that
the spiral fans out.
Shape the legs so that there are 4 on each side.
Bend the "feet" into shape.
If you have the pompom, glue it into place for the head.
Attach the eyes with glue.
Tie ribbon into small bow and glue into place.
That's it. You're done. Now make some more!