So, we pretend with festive lights in our fireplace. My little mermaid and I have been working on sprucing the house with autumn colors. We are not fans of the blood-stained machete, skeletons with glowing eyes and other such freaky Halloween stuff, but we do like a few spooky things. While the best cobwebs are made by real spiders (and we have plenty of those around the house), we set up some of the store bought stuff and made a cute little family of arachnoids to make a gnarly statement. This is such a fun and inexpensive craft with very little, if any mess. These little cuties are a big hit with the kids and add a touch of whimsy anywhere they sit….or hang!
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
Insert the four pipe cleaners through the center of the spiral.