How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders – Autumn crafts

October 28, 2019

 

We’re planning to have our own family Halloween party at home this year. I’ve seen some great Halloween decorations in the shops, but how fun is it to make your own! I always think they look much cuter in that wonky / eye ball is now falling off way. Spiders are my absolute nemesis so I thought why not make our own spiders and make them as darn cute as possible to keep away those spider chills. Here’s how to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders.

 

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders – Autumn crafts

 

These are going to be super easy (but messy) to make.

 

You will need (things you most likely already have *phew) 

4 empty toilet rolls to make 4 BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders

Black paint (YASS – I know… black paint. Ekk!!!)

Googley eye balls

A bit of sparkle (optional)

Glue

 

 

Step 1

Draw a line around the top part of each toilet roll (that small bit will be the spiders body).

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

 

 

Step 2 (Is a bit tricky for little hands)

Once you have your guideline, cut up to the line until you have eight spider legs. To make them more spider-like, we thinned each leg out by making additional cuts and removing the excess toilet roll. Little Button (7 years old) did this herself, but younger hands will need help. Repeat for all 4 spiders.

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

 

 

Step 3

Bend the legs of each spider to give them a bit of BOO!

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

 

 

Step 4

Paint your spiders black (inside and out) and leave to dry overnight. *Don’t forget that black paint is super messy! Always cover tables and get your little one to wear old clothes and/or apron up.

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

 

 

Step 5

Stick on the googley eye balls and bedazzle your spiders legs.

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

 

Step 6

Turn your BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders into decorations by hanging them with thread.

 

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

 

We’ve decided not to scare our neighbours with these (hehe!) and have taken our BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders inside to chill-out on our window ledges ready for the party.

 

 

Fancy giving them a try? Pin me for later 😉

 

How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders - Autumn crafts

 

Spiders… do you love them or hate them?

 

 

 

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17 responses to “How to make BOO-TASTIC Halloween spiders – Autumn crafts”

  1. They look great. Lots of fun to make too.

  2. I love them and what good fun #dreamteam

  3. Kate Holmes says:

    I love the mess and the reality of your crafting – as it should be if you ask me rather than picture perfect boring-ness #DreamTeam

  4. We have made these before for Halloween. I actually find pre-painting the loo roll easiest and leaving them to dry, but probably only because it saves time with lots of children. I do like crafts that use up throw away items. #DreamTeam

  5. These look particularly good against the outside foliage: hope it doesn’t rain on Halloween night!! #DreamTeam

  6. Kim Carberry says:

    Home made decorations are the best especially if you reuse them every year. I have some my girls made years ago and they are treasured!
    These are so cute x

  7. Anne Sweet says:

    I bet my Little Man would love making these, we could hang them outside along with the real ones 🙂

  8. Sarah-Marie says:

    I love a craft that is simple yet effective and this is just that. Will definitely be giving these a go with my littlest man! #DreamTeam

  9. Shelley says:

    These look fabulous! Something for me to save and try with my daughter next year when she is a bit older #DreamTeam

  10. I love a simple craft like this, and it’ll give us another chance to use up some of all the toilet rolls I’ve been saving up for crafting projects! Pinning this, thank you 🙂 x #DreamTeam

  11. Heather Keet says:

    These are so adorable, Lily did a great job with them! #DreamTeam

  12. Argh! I should have read this last week! These look great, especially with a bit of glitter. I’m going to have to remember these for next year. #dreamteam

  13. Crummy Mummy says:

    This looks like lots of fun – shared on Twitter! #DreamTeam

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