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Toilet Paper Roll Pipe Cleaner Spiders

If you love celebrating Halloween with your kids, but you need a fun and age-appropriate activity, these toilet paper roll pipe cleaner spiders are the perfect fit.

There’s no creepy stuff to scare the kids here – just crafty fun!

These spiders are great for making with preschoolers, kindergarten, and early elementary aged children.

What’s awesome about this project is it’s simple and each child can make a completely unique spider that fits their taste!

Read our directions below or watch our quick tutorial to see how to make them with your family.

Also, be sure to check out all of our fun Halloween crafts for kids!

Toilet Paper Roll Spider Craft

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Supplies

Directions

Begin by cutting the toilet paper roll into three equal pieces.

hands cutting toilet paper roll into thirds

Take a piece of colored paper and trace the outline of the toilet paper roll along both sides, like in the video. Cut out the strip of paper.

Glue the paper around the toilet paper roll securely with the glue stick. Make sure it’s dry before you move on to the next step.

hands gluing green paper to toilet paper roll spider

Parents: Take the hole punch and make 4 holes through both sides that are roughly opposite of each other. Make sure there’s a gap large enough in the front for the spider’s eyes.

hands using hole punch on paper roll spider craft

Use adhesive googly eyes or glue on regular googly eyes at the front of your spider. Draw a spider-y mouth with a black pen or fine point marker.

hands gluing googly eyes on pipe cleaner spider

Now take a pipe cleaner and lace through one hole along with the opposite hole.

hand threading green pipe cleaner through toilet paper roll

Take the end of the pipe cleaner and loop it up over the cardboard tube and back through the hole. Do this for both sides to secure.

hands threading green pipe cleaner through toilet paper roll

Now bend the legs like in the picture. Trim any excess if needed.

hands bending pipe cleaner to make spider legs

Have fun with your cute, fuzzy spiders!

black, purple and green pipe cleaner spiders

More Halloween Fun

If you want to build even more memories with your kids, we’ve got some great Halloween ideas to keep everyone occupied!

Kids love to color?

Try this sugar skull coloring page. It’s great for kids (and parents) of all ages.

Get as detailed as you want or just let the little ones scribble. Everyone will end up with a masterpiece they’ll want displayed on the fridge!

Children who love painting will also have a blast making this cute paper plate Frankenstein.

hand holding toilet paper roll pipe cleaner spider in green

Get some hands-on learning when the kids try out these Halloween pattern block mats. They’re great for preschoolers, pre-K, and kindergarten children, plus they help with pre-math skills!

If you want your kids to have some independent Halloween play, have them use this eyeball and spaghetti sensory bin. It’s so much fun and glows in the dark too!

hand holding toilet paper roll pipe cleaner spider in black

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hand holding toilet paper roll pipe cleaner spider in green

Toilet Paper Roll & Pipe Cleaner Spiders

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make these cute toilet paper roll & pipe cleaner spiders for Halloween!

Materials

  • Craft tubes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper
  • Markers

Instructions

  1. Begin by cutting the toilet paper roll in three equal pieces.
  2. Take a piece of colored paper and trace the outline of the toilet paper roll along both sides, like in the image below. Cut out the strip of paper.
  3. Glue the paper around the toilet paper roll securely with the glue stick. Make sure it's dry before you move on to the next step.
  4. Parents: Take the hole punch and make 4 holes through both sides that are roughly opposite of each other. Make sure there’s a gap large enough in the front for the spider's eyes.
  5. Use adhesive googly eyes or glue on regular googly eyes at the front of your spider.
  6. Now take a pipe cleaner and lace through one hole along with the opposite hole.
  7. Draw a spider-y mouth with a black pen or fine point marker.
  8. Take the end of the pipe cleaner and loop it up over the cardboard tube and back through the hole. Do this for both sides to secure.
  9. Now bend the legs like in the picture. Trim any excess if needed.

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