Kids of all ages will enjoy collecting pinecones to create Pinecone Spiders for Halloween. This creepy-cute nature craft is perfect for home, school, or camp.
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We have a SUPER CREEPY HUGE spider living outside our family room window. My boys have been fascinated as they’ve watched it wrap insects, eat, and move around its web. They’ve named it “Spooky” and have asked if they can “keep him.”
Yeah. That was the reaction I had too.
Spooky can stay outside—for an eternity—but, there are a few spiders I don’t mind having indoors. We recently crafted several adorable Pinecone Spiders for Halloween. They are a creepy-cute seasonal addition to the nooks, crannies, and shelves around our home!
To make this craft you will need:
- Round pinecones
- Wiggly eyes
- Brown pipe cleaners
- Low temperature hot glue gun and glue
- Cotton butcher’s twine
Wrap 4 full-length pipe cleaners around the pinecone to make a total of 8 legs. Shape the pipe cleaners into spider legs, adjusting the length with scissors if necessary.
Next, attach the wiggly eyes with hot glue to the bottom of the pinecone. We used images of real spiders as inspiration and learned that most species of spiders have 8 eyes! Some species have 6, and most ground dwelling spiders have no eyes.
Play and enjoy! Invite your child to use cotton butcher’s twine for creating spider webs, or have some good old-fashioned fun with the water-spout!
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