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How to make a spider craft with pipe cleaners

This easy spider craft with pipe cleaners is the perfect non-scary Halloween craft for preschoolers. Plus we sneak in a bit of fine motor skill-building. Always a plus!
This Fine Motor Spider Craft is a great way to have some fun while developing your little ones fine motor skills.

Spider craft with pipe cleaners

There may only be one thing that I like better than a fun craft that my little one can help with. That is when you can tie in a fundamental skill in the process! This spider craft with pipe cleaners was so fun to make with V.

They are perfect for learning through play and since we don’t glue down the legs this can be played with over and over again! She can continue to take them apart and put them together again. Working on fine motor skills every single time!

Plus they are an amazing non-scary Halloween craft for kids.

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Tips for these spider activities for preschoolers.

  • If you’re crafting with a lot of kids, you can have the paper tube cut and the holes punched ahead of time. Then they just need to color the strips.
  • Let your kids pick what color of pipe cleaners they want to use. The more colorful, the better!

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Making spiders for Halloween

Below is our step by step tutorial for creating these pipe cleaner spiders. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 5 Spiders

Spider craft with pipe cleaners

Spider craft with pipe cleaners

This easy spider craft with pipe cleaners will make a fantastic non-scary Halloween craft for kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • A toilet paper tube. One tube made 5 spiders!
  • Black marker.
  • Pipe cleaners. 2 per spider.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Optional string or yarn to hang.


  • Scissors.
  • Hole punch.


  1. Start by letting your little one color your toilet paper tube. You might need to assist by holding it for them. Then cut into equal strips. Again, I cut out 5 from my single toilet paper tube.spider craft with toilet paper tubes
  2. Next, pinch in half and punch out 4 holes. Then reshape into circles.
  3. Cut your pipe cleaners in half and hand over to your little one. Have them put all 4 legs through both sides.spider craft for preschoolers
  4. Then bend the legs to shape however you like and glue on googly eyes.


With each leg, they will get better and better.

More spider you will love!

When to make spider arts and crafts

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for spider arts and crafts!

  • Prep the spiders and add them to a fine motor station in your classroom.
  • Layout the supplies for an easy Halloween party activity.
  • Attach string to them and hang them around your house or class.
  • Toss the supplies into a plastic bag and use them as a quick restaurant boredom buster.

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