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Pine cone spider

pine cone spiders

On Sunday we spent a lovely day exploring Kew Gardens. I love watching how curious my children are about the things they see and there was plenty to see and do at Kew. Having children has definitely made me more aware of the changing seasons and over the last couple of weeks we’ve enjoyed watching the garden spring to life.


Whilst we were at Kew the children collected pocketfuls of pine cones. They’ve been sitting on our nature table but I thought we should make something with them and decided on pine cone spiders.

This is a great craft as the supplies are basic: pine cones, pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

How to make a pine cone spider

Cut your pipe cleaners in half and twist around the scales of the pine cone and around the other side to make the legs.

Repeat this 4 times as I’m reliably informed by my 4 year old that everyone knows spiders have 8 legs.

Add a pair of googly eyes.

pine cone spiders

Pine cone spiders are great for hiding around the house and garden, even better if they frighten Little Sis!

pine cone spiders


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    Evette Garside
    May 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

    What a good idea.
    Shame the sun has gone away today and kids are off school

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      May 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      It’s the perfect activity to keep them amused then!

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    Daisy Broomfield
    May 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Ha! Those spiders are too cute to be scary! We love making things out of natural stuff too- thanks for the ideas. #LetKidsBeKids.

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    Jo Middleton
    May 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    those pine cone spiders are adorable! very creative

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    May 23, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Cutest spiders ever! 🙂

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    Karen Bell
    May 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    It’s always lovely to collect bits of nature and craft with them. I love those spiders, great idea.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    June 2, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Aw such a cute little fella!

    Thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin It Party last week x x

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