How to Make a Bead Spider

simple decorations for Halloween
Materials List

3 pipe cleaners

1 large bead (with a nice sized hole)

Sequins or googly eyes

Hot or tacky glue

Permanent markers

How to
Step 1

Begin by cutting the pipe cleaners in half. Now you have six fuzzy spider legs! Squeeze all six pipe cleaners together and shove them through the hole of your bead. Make sure your bead has a big, hearty hole, otherwise they pipe cleaners won’t fit. (Obviously, spiders have eight legs, but it's often hard to find a bead that will fit four pipe cleaners through its hole! Just fit as many as you can!)

Step 2

Once the spider legs are through the bead hole, begin spreading them out!

Step 3

Now let’s bend those fuzzy legs! Bend each leg two times to create a “Z” shape with each leg.

Step 4

It’s time for the eyes! You can use googly eyes or sequin eyes. Both are great and offer different looks. Place two dots of tacky glue on the bead and the eyes right on top. You can also use hot glue if you would prefer but please make sure an adult applies the hot glue.

Step 5

Viola! Your spooky little bead spider is ready for action!

Craft Length
5 - 15 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 10 children

Use multiple beads, permanent markers and, a variety of pipe cleaners to make an entire spider family! If you would like to wear your bead spiders, you can do that also! Use hot glue to glue the spider to a headband, ring band, or necklace and you can carry your bead spider wherever you go!

Variation Photos