BEADED SPIDER CRAFT FOR KIDS

Welcome to this guest post from Donella of Glue Sticks and Gumdrops: Make this fun beaded spider craft for kids – a not-so-spooky project that you can add to your Halloween decor!

 

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

When my son and I make crafts together, I try to choose kids’ crafts that he’ll actually play with and enjoy after the craft is finished. Sometimes it’s hit and miss, but this beaded spider craft was a real winner. He loves the clanking of the beads, and he has lots of fun trying to scare Daddy with his toy. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS BEADED SPIDER CRAFT:

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Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEADED SPIDER:

 

1. Twist the pipe cleaners together in the center to form legs.

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

2. Add 14-15 beads to each leg. 

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

3. Do this until all the legs are beaded, with an inch or two of pipe cleaner left at the end.

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

4. Trim the pipe cleaners to make all the legs even.

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

5. Wrap the scrap pipe cleaner pieces that you just cut off around each leg. This will help hold the beads on, which is important if your child likes to play with his or her crafts afterward.

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

6. Glue pom poms onto the center of the legs to form the spider’s head and body. I used five small pom poms, but if you have larger ones, one or two will work just fine. Use a hot glue gun for best results.

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

7. Glue googly eyes to the spider’s head. If you have some really tiny googly eyes, add lots of eyes for a spooky spider effect!

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

Bend the legs a little at the ends to help it stand up, and there you have your beaded spider! 

 

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

Isn't this not-so-spooky spider adorable? Make a beaded spider kids' craft for Halloween or any time of year!

 

Add it to your Halloween display! If you’re looking for more fun Halloween crafts for kids, try the beaded pumpkin craft at my blog, Glue Sticks and Gumdrops!

Beaded Pumpkin Kids Halloween Craft

About Donella Crigger

Donella blogs at Glue Sticks & Gumdrops where you'll find simple kids' crafts, family-friendly recipes and more. She's a mom to one sweet little boy and the proud wife of a deputy. When she's not blogging, you'll find her snapping pictures of her family, reading biographies or watching way too much Netflix.