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How to make a styrofoam ball spider

Every couple of weeks I receive a mystery parcel of craft supplies and the latest Bostik glue product. The idea is to make something fun with the children. Our latest box was full of amazing goodies in autumnal colours and we all enjoyed looking at the felt, wool, coloured paper and styrofoam balls and dreaming of what we could make.

We thought we would make a styrofoam ball pet for Halloween and it was fun and easy to do.

Easy styrofoam spider

Equipment needed to make a stryofoam ball spider:
styrofoam ball
black tissue paper
googly eyes
pipe cleaners
ric rac to hang

How to make a styrofoam ball spider:

We cut the black tissue into small pieces and stuck it onto the styrofoam ball using a Bostik glue pen.


When the whole ball was covered we set it aside to dry.


We picked some stripy pipe cleaners which we cut into 8 pieces. when our spider had dried we pushed the pipe cleaners into the body of the spider, four on each side, to make his legs. We glued on two googly eyes using the glue pen and added a ric rac hanger so we could make our Incy Wincy Spider climb up and down.

IMG_7050Little Sis loves him!


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    Galina V
    October 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    A fun project for little people. I bet my little man would be happy to make a spider toy for Halloween. Very cute!

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    October 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    What a fab mystery parcel. My daughter would go crazy if we received something like that in the post every couple of weeks. She loves art. It’s her favourite subject at school and does nothing else but create at home. It’s a great spider. Perfect for Halloween! Tx

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    Catherine @ Story Snug
    October 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    What a cute spider, the stripy legs look great – I’ve never seen stripy pipe cleaners before. Have pinned this great craft 🙂

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    Kate Williams
    October 14, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    That is one cute spider 🙂 Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

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    October 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    So cute! My kids have made a very similar one too (although ours is slightly rainbow coloured lol)

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    Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    October 14, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Oh, I like this! My 5yo would love to make one of these 🙂 Have pinned for later x #pintorials

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