Make cute egg carton spiders

Make cute egg carton spiders

Create cool, creepy-crawly egg carton spiders with this fun art and craft kids' activity. Your kids will love making these hairy creatures. Just watch our video tutorial to show you how!

What you need:

  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Egg carton 
  • Skewer
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue

Number of players:


Watch the below video to show you how to make egg carton spiders.


Cut the bumpy half of your egg carton into individual egg cups.

Using the skewer or sharp pencil, make eight holes in the bottom edge of each egg cup, four on each side (see note), these are for your pipe cleaner legs to poke through. 

Paint each egg cup black, and let dry.

Push a pipe cleaner in through one hole and out the opposite side's hole.

Bend the legs at halfway for knees and then a small section at the end for the feet.

Repeat for each of the legs.

Glue on googly eyes, and your egg carton spider is ready to pounce!


  • To safely punch neat holes in your egg cups, place a large blob of blu-tac on your work surface, and position your egg cup on top where you want your hole to be. Pierce through the egg cup and into the blu tac with your skewer – this creates a neat hole without harming your fingers! A pen or sharp pencil are also good tools for this job.
  • Pre-cut the carton and prepare the holes ahead of time for group or party use.
  • You can make your spiders as colourful as you like – why not use bright colours and sprinkle on some glitter before the paint dries?
  • To hang your spider, pierce a hole in the top of each egg cup, and carefully thread the two ends of a 60cm length of string through the hole, so the ends are inside the egg cup. Knot the ends inside the egg cup so it won't pull out, and hang your spider wherever you wish!

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