You may think I'm odd when I say that spiders can be quite cute. Not to mention, they're incredibly useful in keeping all the more annoying bugs away.
But, with the exception of a few spiders that live on the outside of our house, we won't be decorating with the real thing.
Instead, we made a few of these not-so-spooky cardboard tube spiders.
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Black fuzzy craft sticks (pipe cleaners)
Start by cutting your cardboard tube in half (or quarters if using a paper towel roll).
On opposite sides, use a sharp instrument to poke four holes per side. Grownups - please do this step yourself!
Next it's time for the kids to take over. Use your black paint to paint each tube.
Of course, you don't have to stick with black here. Use any color you want for a group of fun and funky spiders.
After the paint is dry, thread 4 pipe cleaners through the holes. Take one and thread from one side through to the other. Your 4 pipe cleaners will make 8 legs.
Once you have them all threaded, bend and arrange your pipe cleaners to look like spider legs.
For the final step, attach your googly eyes. Some of us used 2 eyes per spiders. My youngest decided to be scientifically correct and use 8 eyes. I think I like that one the best.
Once you're done, you've got some fun Halloween spiders. Stand them up on a shelf or attach string and dangle them from the ceiling. Either way, they're a fun addition to your Halloween decorations.
You may also like one of these fun Halloween projects:
Paper Plate Jack-O-Lanterns
Black Cat Masks
No-Sew Ghost Pencil Toppers
Halloween Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
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