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, kindergarteners, 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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Begin by cutting the toilet paper roll into three equal pieces.
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.
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.
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.
Now take a pipe cleaner and lace through one hole along with the opposite hole.
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.
Now bend the legs like in the picture. Trim any excess if needed.
Have fun with your cute, fuzzy spiders!
Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
Any parent or teacher knows that kids love Halloween. It’s a time for dressing up, getting candy, and staying up late. But did you know that you can also use Halloween as a way to help your kids learn?
By creating a mini Halloween theme in your home or classroom, you can provide a fun and engaging way for kids to explore new concepts and practice their skills.
And the best part is that there are tons of great resources out there to help you get started. From crafts and printables to books and more, there are plenty of ways to make learning fun this Halloween. See all of our favorite ideas below.
Kids’ Halloween Books
It’s never too early to start getting into the Halloween spirit! And what better way to do that than by reading some spooky stories with your little ones? Not only will they love hearing about ghosts and witches, but they’ll also be improving their literacy skills as well!
Try out some or all of these fun children’s Halloween books:
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Halloween Kids’ Crafts
As soon as the calendar flips to October, it’s time to start getting into the Halloween spirit! The best way to do that is by making some spooky crafts with your kids. Not only is it a great way to spend some quality time together, but it’s also a great way for them to get creative and have some fun.
Plus, once they’re done, you’ll have some cute decorations to put up around the house. So break out the glue and glitter, and get ready to make some memories this Halloween season!
Frankenstein Handprint Craft – Craft time is always more fun with friends, and this cute Frankenstein handprint craft is perfect for a playdate or Halloween party.
All kids need is some paper, scissors, glue, and the free template. Once they’ve made your Frankenstein prints, they make great spooky decorations for the house or classroom.
Forky Pumpkin Craft – This pumpkin craft is great for kids too young to carve who love Disney. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue, and your kids can make their own Forky to help decorate the fridge!
Monster Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This monster puppet craft for kids is so much fun! It’s a great way to imagine and encourage creative play. And, it’s super easy to create.
Preschool Bat Craft – This is a great paper bat craft for young kids! It’s easy to make, and it’ll look great on display in their room. Plus, they’ll be so proud of themselves when they see how their finished product turned out.
Kids Halloween Activities
Our Halloween pattern block mats will keep your kids learning while having fun! These mats are a great way to teach shape and color identification and develop their fine motor skills. With endless possibilities, these fun printables will provide hours of entertainment for your little ones!
Embrace the spooky season with our Halloween sensory bin! This tactile learning activity is perfect for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Your kids will love digging in and discovering the hidden treasures! You can even add some education to the fun by having them count all the eyeballs.
For kids who love reading Room on the Broom, we’ve created these printable Room On The Broom worksheets to accompany the story.
Each page includes activities to help with fine motor skills, letter recognition, and vocabulary development. Continue the fun of the book with these engaging and educational worksheets!
Do your little monsters love hands-on activities? Check out these Frankenstein tracing worksheets for some Halloween-themed fun! Your kids will have a scary good time tracing the different lines and shapes on these printables. Plus, they’ll help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination!
More Halloween Fun
- Kids will have a blast with this Halloween play dough kit!
- Grab this personalized Halloween trick-or-treat bag for the kids to use every year.
- Make your house look spooky with these paper Halloween bats!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Craft tubes
- Pipe cleaners
- Hole punch
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes
- Colored paper
- Begin by cutting the toilet paper roll in three equal pieces.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use adhesive googly eyes or glue on regular googly eyes at the front of your spider.
- Now take a pipe cleaner and lace through one hole along with the opposite hole.
- Draw a spider-y mouth with a black pen or fine point marker.
- 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.
- Now bend the legs like in the picture. Trim any excess if needed.