How to make Box Spiders for Halloween in just 5 minutes

A brilliant Halloween arts and crafts idea that anyone can do with just a few household items...


With Halloween fast approaching, you might be thinking about fun crafts ideas to do with the kids.


Well, time to get your pipe cleaners out, because our pals at 5 Minute Fun have created this brilliant, straightforward guide to creating spooky Box Spiders – brilliant Halloween decorations made using just a few household items.

The best part is: they’re so simple to make that even the craftily-challenged among us could knock one of these together with ease.

Here’s what you need to do…

How to make Halloween Box Spiders in just 5 minutes

box spiders what you need
  • Paper
  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • Google eyes
  • A small box (like a tissue box)
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Black tissue
  • Paper
  • A pen

Step 1

wrap the box

Wrap your box in black tissue paper, and use the clear tape to fasten if necessary.

Step 2

decorate box spider

Decorate the box with the googly eyes, the paper and the pen. Time to get creative!

Step 3

cut pipe cleaners box spiders

Cut the pipe cleaners in half and cut 2 holes on either side of the box.

Step 4

final spider

Poke a hole in each side of the box and pop the pipe cleaners in. And ta-da! You’ve got yourself some Box Spiders.

Watch the full YouTube tutorial here

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