The spider's body can be made from many different craft supplies or even recycle materials. The preferred option is often black pom poms as they give that round body look. Perhaps obviously, the bigger the pom, the bigger the legs, nose and eyes that you will need.
Pipe cleaners work really well as spider legs. There are more options available than you may think..... Pipe cleaners aren't all the same, there are bumpy pipe cleaners, skinny pipe cleaners, chunky pipe cleaners and extra long pipe cleaners - so many different ways to make your hairy spider legs!
Googly eyes are great for spider making projects, make sure you get the right sizes though, to avoid that boggle eyed spider look! As an example, you will need 10mm googly eyes on a 35mm pom pom - any bigger and you won't get any of the other facial features on the pom pom.
Follow these 4 easy steps:
What are you going to do with your spiders when they are made? Hang them up, add them to boxes or turn them into fridge magnets, it's up to you!
We used black pom poms, however, green works well and both purple and orange work well for Halloween spider making crafts.
As an alternative you could make your own wool pom poms using our pom pom making supplies.
Why not make rainbow coloured spiders - after all ugly bug spiders aren't all black....
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