Make a spooky spider frame for Halloween! This easy Halloween craft for kids is a fun way to display your costume photos once all the fun is over. You could also use them as festive decorations with hand-lettered messages written in them. Boo!
Year by year Halloween is warming on me. I love that my kids get so excited about getting all dressed up for it and walking around the neighbourhood. How things have changed in Australia since I was their age! Back in the 80’s nobody went Trick or Treating and if they dared to try they would be given a few sultanas, possibly a 5¢ piece or a “sorry, no treats here” greeting whenever somebody opened their door. Little by little, with a LOT of encouragement from the young, Halloween is becoming more popular and accepted.
I particularly enjoy Halloween themed crafting, because who doesn’t love making ghosts, monsters and black cats? We even have a printable collection of Halloween paper crafts if you’re super enthusiastic about all things Halloween.
But now, on to the easy spider frame idea…
How to make a Spider Frame for Halloween
You will need:
• Craft sticks in Jumbo size
• White yarn
• Black paint
• Thick yarn in any colour you like for the spider
• Pipe cleaners
• Googly eyes
• Craft glue
• Hot glue gun
• Scissors and paint brush
- Paint the craft sticks black and allow to dry
- Roll some thick yarn around your four fingers. If this sounds awkward or tricky you might find wrapping the yarn around a square of cardboard easier
- Slide the bunch of yarn off your fingers and tie tightly in the centre. Flip over and tie tightly on the opposite side
- Cut 2 pipe cleaners in half so you have four half-lengths
- Wrap each around the centre of your yarn. Twist and press flat so they look like spider legs
- Cut the looped ends of the yarn ball and trim into a rough ball shape on each side. This is your spider!
- Glue two googly eyes in place
- Glue the craft sticks into a frame shape.
- Wrap white yarn around the frame to look like a web. Tie it off.
- Hot glue the spider on the front
Ta-da! Now you have a cute spider frame. Glue a photo into place, or a sheet of paper and write a spooky halloween message on it for decoration.
Now hang it up for a spooky decoration! You can find the instructions for the cute black cat egg carton costume my daughter is wearing in the above pic here.
You might also like:
• Make a fluffy pom pom spider using our DIY pom pom maker
• These yarn doll ghosts give a spooky twist to a classic yarn dolls
• Have some fun with a spooky pom pom popper!
• Use our printable pattern to sew these cute ghost stick puppets