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Monday Crafts: Halloween spiders made with recycled materials

Submitted by on September 20, 2010 – 1:55 pm7 Comments


Halloween is around the corner so we have started our decorations with some homemade spiders. They are very easy to make and a lot of fun to decorate. To remain true to our recycle philosophy we used only materials we found around the house. In fact the body of the spider is made out of a page from an old magazine shaped into a bundle that is kept together by masking tape and the legs are the sealing strips that come with freezer bags. The strips have a central wire, which is perfect to shape anything and they are strong enough to stand so the spiders look like real crawlers.


Once the spiders were ready, we painted body and legs.


The eyes are a mix of stickers and paint; wiggle eyes would have been a good option but we didn’t have any at the time of our craft so we had to make do with what we had. Check back next Monday for more Halloween crafts ideas.

Check out Get Crafty and the Play Academy for more craft ideas.



  • red ted art says:

    Oh these turned out brilliantly!!! Love that you only used materials from around the home!! Arts and craft really doesn’t have to be expensive!

    Great “boy craft” too!

    PS thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!!

  • Hi, came here from Red Ted Art\’s. These spiders are wonderful!

  • amandab says:

    Princess saw these and is keen to make them, even though she screams whenever she sees any creepy crawly! Not sure if I have the same materials, but I think we should be able to make them :)

  • Noreen says:

    How fun! It’s nice to be able to craft without having to buy the materials first.. and it’s almost free!

  • Just been talking about L getting scared by a spider in our playroom this morning – this might be just the thing she needs to get to like them better. Thanks for linking up with the Play Academy – hope you’ll join us this Friday too. Cathy x

  • Maggie@Home Decorators Collection says:

    Hi! I came across your website while searching for
    new activity for our children sunday school. This
    is ideal for toodler ages 3 to 5 yrs old.Easy to
    do it and very interesting for their ages. :)

  • Thanks for sharing on momstown arts and crafts! Love the recycled crafts!

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