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How to Make a Halloween Spider Hair Clip

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Make some creepy-cute spider clips to complete your little one’s Halloween attire. Add flowers in a rainbow of colors for even more fun!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Ribbon
Felt
Hair clips
Spider buttons
Hot glue
Hot glue gun
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Gather your supplies and cut one flower shape from felt for each clip you would like to make.
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2. Cut a strip of ribbon a couple inches long (the length should be 3-4 times the length of your hairlip. This doesn’t have to be exact, you will have a chance to trim it at the end) and sandwich one end of the ribbon between the prongs of the clip.
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3. Apply a line of hot glue to the top of the clip and fold the ribbon over the glue, pressing it in place. Continue gluing and folding the ribbon the rest of the way around the clip.
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4. Apply a dab of glue to the back of the spider button and press the spider button firmly in the center of the felt flower.
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5. Apply a dab of glue to the end of the ribbon-covered clip.
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6. Press the flower/spider to the end of the clip and hold firmly in place until the glue hardens.
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Halloween Button Spider Magnets Tutorial

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Decorate your fridge for Halloween with these creepy yet cute google eyed spiders. Easy to make and adorable, little spider magnets are sure to be a hit!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 8+

Things you’ll need:
Buttons
Magnets
Craft wire
Mini google eyes
Hot glue
Hot glue gun

Things to do:
1. Choose a few medium and a few large buttons and gather the remaining supplies. Play around with different button sizes and colors to create a variety of fun spiders!
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2. Glue a medium button on top of a large button, kind of aligning the buttons toward the bottom. The medium button will be the spider’s head and the large will be its body. Play around with different button positions for different spider looks.
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3. Place a dab of glue on the back of a magnet and glue the magnet to the back of the large magnet.
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4. Cut a length of wire a little over twice the width of your button. Bend the ends slightly to create the spider’s feet. Repeat 4 times, to create 8 legs for the spider.
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5. Center the wire on the button and glue it behind the large button. Work the wires around the magnet and adjust the legs as desired.
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6. Glue two mini eyes to the top of the medium button to create the spider’s face.

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Creepy Faux Taxidermy Spider Plaque Tutorial

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Craft this Spooky faux taxidermy for your Halloween decorating needs! This is a fun project that’s easy to do – just takes some waiting for everything to dry, and then you’re good to go.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12+

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished lady bug shapes
Black acrylic paint
Two pipe cleaners
Gold metallic paint
Wood plaque
Sawtooth hanger
Paint brush
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Paint two of the ladybug forms black, for spider bodies. Allow to dry.
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2. Use the spray paint to paint the plaque gold. Allow to dry. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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3. Glue the spiders to the plaque.
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4. Cut 8 pieces of pipe cleaner, each to 3″ long.
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5. To make a pair of legs, fold two of the pipe cleaner pieces in half.
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6. Wrap the two piece around each other, then shape the ends as show. Repeat for three more sets of legs.
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7. Glue the legs to the spider bodies.
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8. Apply the sawtooth hanger to the back of the plaque.
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DIY Creepy Crawly Halloween Spider Suckers


Creepy, crawly, and just in time for Halloween! These spider candies are the perfect thing to offer trick-or-treaters that come to your door this month.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: Under 1 Minute
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Suckers
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Wrap four pipe cleaners around the stick on the sucker.



2. Bend the pipe cleaners in half, giving them a life-like look.

3. Use hot glue to attach a pair of google eyes to the sucker.


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Kid-Friendly Popsicle Stick and String Spider Webs


Let your spooky side show this Halloween with fun spiderwebs! These simple DIY decorations can be made from string or jute, allowing you and your kiddos to get creative with seasonal crafts.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 6 and up

Things you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors
String or jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating the base for your spider web. Use hot glue to secure two popsicle sticks in an X” shape. Glue one more down the center of the X,” creating a star pattern.


2. Tie a piece of jute in a double knot around the center of the star.

3. Flip the star over so the knot is in the back and begin weaving the string in and out of the star’s arms. Be sure to pull tightly so it doesn’t slip off.

4. Continue wrapping the jute, moving out a half-inch at a time, until the entire star is covered.


5. When the spider web is finished, apply a drop of hot glue to the back of the star and pull the end of the jute through it. Twist the jute to a 90 degree angle. Once the glue has dried, cut the jute to a 90-degree angle.



6. Once the glue has dried, cut the jute and display your spider web!

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Kid-Friendly String and Glue Spiderweb


This is the perfect craft for a rainy fall afternoon with the kids and a great DIY Halloween decoration to hang around the house to add a little creepiness to your decor. Here we have left the string as is but you can also spray paint the finished product wild colors or paint with glow in the dark paint for an even wilder look!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 15 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Wax paper
Craft glue
Yarn, string or butchers twine
Scissors
Masking tape

Things to do:
1. Lay out an approximately 20 inch piece of wax paper on your work surface and tape the ends down with masking tape.
2. Squeeze out a pool of glue near one end, this will be your working area.

3. Cut 6 pieces of string about 12 inches long and one more piece about 20 inches long.

4. Dip one of the shorter pieces of string into the glue and then squeeze off the extra.

5. Lay the string out on your wax paper. Repeat with another piece, laying it to for an X” with the first. Continue to add the longer pieces to form the base of the web.

6. Once you have the basic web structure, dip the long piece of string into the glue, squeeze out the excess and, starting at the center point of the web, lay the string in a spiral, working away from the center.
7. Allow the string to dry completely before removing from the wax paper and hanging.

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Bouncy and Playful Pom Pom Spider on a Stick


Boing, boing, boing…..eek! Is it a spider? Well, kind of. But this adorable fuzzy spider with its big eyes and colorful body is guaranteed to make you laugh rather than run in fear. It’s a fun toy for kids ages 3+, and the elastic thread allows this cartoon spider” to frolic and bounce.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Large tinsel pom pom
25mm googly eyes
Pipe cleaners
Dowel rod
Elastic bead cord
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut a 40″ length of the elastic bead cord and tie around the middle of the large tinsel pom pom. You can bury” it in the pom pom so the white cord isn’t obvious on the pom pom (except for the long length hanging at the top!).


2. Cut 8 pieces of pipe cleaner to 4″ long each. Bend the tops about 1″ from the top. Apply hot glue to this end of the pipe cleaner, and bury into the pompon, below the half-way point. These are the legs, so leave room for 4 pieces across on each side for the spider’s legs.


3. Bend the bottom of each pipe cleaner to create feet.”

4. Glue the eyes onto pompom, and glue one small pompom under for the nose.

5. Tie the end of the elastic cord to the end of the dowel rod. Secure with dab of hot glue.

6. Glue a medium-sized pom pom to the dowel rod on the same side the elastic is attached to, covering the knot.

Enjoy your spider!

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Easy Glue Spider Web Hairclip


Looking for a spooky hairstyle for Halloween… something a little creepy, a little whimsical, but still fun? Look no further. This spider web hair clip seems to float on the hair, weighs almost nothing and looks creepy. Perfect for the spookiest holiday of them all. Change the size to suit larger or smaller heads or make small pairs to adorn pigtails or twisted buns. These are simple and fun to make, so why not make them for the whole gang?

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Glittered white puffy paint
Parchment paper
Permanent marker
Bobby pins with pad
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Lay the parchment paper out on a flat surface and draw a spider web with the marker.


2. Use the drawing as a guide, trace the spider web with the puff paint.

3. Allow the paint to dry completely.
4. Carefully peel the paint off of the paper. On the underside of the web, glue a bobby pin or two to the web so they are just slightly leaning in. Allow the glue to dry before wearing.

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Creepy Crawly Candy Spiders


Fall is here, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re hosting a spectacularly spooky event, these critters are the perfect way to add a festive and fun element to your party. In just a few easy steps, you can have tasty treat that your guests are sure to love, making your Halloween party absolutely unforgettable!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 Minutes
Age range: 5 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Black pipe cleaners
Tacky glue
Googly Eyes

Things to do:
1. Center your black pipe cleaner around the stem of your sucker. Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner until you reach the desired length for the legs of your spider. Repeat this step four times, creating eight spider legs.


2. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaner to create the look of spider legs. Use your wire cutters to trim any excess pipe cleaner to keep all the legs the same length.
3. Use the tacky glue to secure the wiggly eyes to the top of the spider.

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Spider Pops with Pipe Cleaners


Looking for something a little extraordinary to hand out this Halloween? Look no further than these spider pops! Simple, quick and spooky, they are sure to delight the kids and the grownups on your block!

Things you’ll need:
Black felt
Scissors
Lolly pops
Black pipe cleaners

Things to do:
1. Cut circles out of felt large enough to cover the candy part of your lollypop plus a little extra.
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2. Pull the circle down over the candy and secure around the stick by twisting a pipe cleaner around the felt tightly.
3. Twist three more pipe cleaners over the first and trim and bend to create legs.

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