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...

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

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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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