How to Make a Paper Spider

There's no better way to get your children into the holiday spirit than to work together making holiday crafts. In the days leading up to Halloween, sit with your kids and make an assortment of crafts that you can place in the entrance and hallway of your home to give a spooky feel that they'll love. Read the steps listed below and learn about how you can make paper spiders with your young kids.

Here's what you'll need to make a paper spider:


  • One black pompom
  • Four black pipe cleaners
  • One piece of black construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Here's what to do:

  1. Visit your local arts and crafts store and purchase any of the materials that you're missing. Remember this is a fun, creative project. Walk up and down the aisles and try to find some details that you know your kids will love. You can consider buying sparkles, fake webbing or invisible thread to hang the paper spiders from the ceiling with [source: Martha Stewart].
  2. Cover your table with a protective cloth. Lay out all the materials on your table. Cut out a black oval from the construction paper. The oval should be smaller than the black pompom. The oval will be the head of the spider and the pompom will be the body.
  3. Glue the paper head to the pompom body. Because of the pompom's texture, you might want to use hot glue or heavy-duty glue.
  4. Cut the pipe cleaners in half with your scissors. Flip the spider's body upside down. Glue on the pipe cleaners as four legs. Bend the pipe cleaners at the middle to make them look more like legs.
  5. Glue the googly eyes onto the spider's paper head [source: Twiggle Magazine].