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Silly Spider
This silly spider isn't too scary, but he is fun to make.
This silly spider isn't too scary, but he is fun to make.

Make a bunch of not-too-spooky silly spiders to haunt a Halloween party table. These google-eyed spiders are easy to make and don't require too many art supplies.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper egg carton
  • Black acrylic paint
  • 2 black chenille stems
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper punch
  • Craft glue

How To Make a Silly Spider:

Step 1: Cut a 2-cup section from the egg carton, trimming the edges neatly. Paint this piece black. Let dry.

Step 2: Punch 4 holes along each side for the legs -- 2 on each side of each cup. Cut 2 chenille stems in half. Thread one piece into one hole and out the hole next to it; pull through until both ends are the same length. Bend them to shape the legs. Repeat with the other 3 chenille stem pieces to make 8 legs total.

Step 3: Glue the wiggle eyes to the front of one of the cups.

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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERSSilly Spider by Sharon Broutzas, Rice Freeman-Zachery, Connie Matricardi, Susan Milord, Lynnette Schuepbach, Kim Solga, Florence Temko