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DIY Egg Carton Spiders

Discuss spooky! Don’t fret, these creepy crawly spiders aren’t actual—they’re really made out of upcycled Nellie’s Free Vary Egg cartons! My youngsters know that Halloween solely comes round yearly, and between the themed events, selecting costumes, and trick-or-treating, there are such a lot of enjoyable actions to participate in. Nicely, you may add one other one to your checklist: DIY egg carton spiders. This hands-on craft is nice for teenagers of all ages, and my two kiddos had a blast making them. Even adults may have a scary good time. You are by no means too outdated to be afraid of spiders!


DIY upcycled egg carton spiders

Likelihood is you have already got a lot of the provides it’s worthwhile to create these egg carton spiders; verify your craft closet and recycling bin, then seize a pair bowls or mugs from the cabinet, and also you’re midway there. Placing these spiders collectively could not be simpler. You will simply want to chop out the person egg cups out of your cartons, do a little bit of portray, and add some ending touches. My youngsters used pipe cleaners for the legs and googly eyes to deliver their spooky spiders to life.


  • Nellie’s Free Vary Egg cartons
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Mini cups, bowls, or mugs
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes in various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Gap punch
  • Glue



  • Lower out particular person egg carton cups. Paint them within the colours of your selection. Allow them to dry fully.
  • Lower 2 pipe cleaners in half, then fold these reduce items in half once more to create 8 legs.
  • Punch 2 holes on all sides of your egg carton cup and fasten the legs by poking the bent finish by way of the holes barely, after which twisting them on the within of the cups to safe them in place.
  • Connect googly eyes to the cups utilizing glue to deliver your spiders to life!

I hope you’ve gotten a blast making these egg carton spiders with your loved ones. Keep in mind: do not be afraid to let your youngsters’ imaginations run amok. In any case, that is what Halloween is all about!

Did you create your personal egg carton spiders? Tag your images with #nelliesfreerange so we are able to see! Or click on right here to see our different enjoyable afternoon activites you may get pleasure from with the children. And do not forget to take a look at Twinkle Twinkle Little Celebration for extra inspiration.


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