Egg Carton Spider Craft

These Egg Carton Spiders were so much fun to do with the kids. This is a great craft for little ones, and so adorable for Halloween parties, or a unit on bugs in class!

Egg Carton Spider Craft - Perfect for Halloween or a unit on Bugs! -


I let my five year old paint the egg holders, attach the eyes, and the legs himself. He had so much fun! He kept holding each spider up to me, and saying, “Mom, isn’t this one adorable?!” – So cute! My 12 year old even got in on this craft. It’s fun for all ages!

For these Egg Carton Spiders, You’ll Need:

  • Paper Egg Carton
  • Black Paint or Black Spray Paint
  • Glitter Paint or Glitter Glue (Optional)
  • Paint brushes
  • Black Pipe Cleaners or Chenille Stems
  • Google Eyes – Small to Medium 
  • 1/16 in. round hand punch 
  • Scissors


Egg Carton Spider Craft - Perfect for Halloween or a unit on Bugs! -


  • cut the egg holders out of the carton
  • flip them upside down, and paint them black
  • to add some sparkle…you can use glitter paint to go over the black, or glitter glue, as well
  • while they are still wet, apply the eyes – they should stick on with ease – if they are having trouble holding, just wait until the paint is dry, and glue them on
  • after the paint has dried use the hand punch to punch holes – 4 on each side of the spider, toward the bottom of the egg holders
  • Cut pipe cleaners into 4 equal parts
  • attach 8 pipe cleaner pieces to the holes, and bend to secure – shape the pipe cleaners into legs

Here is some equipment you might need or even want for this craft:

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~Melissa –

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