How to make lollipop spiders
What you will need
- Pipe cleaners in black, orange, yellow and purple (4 per spider)
- Black paint
- Black craft foam or card
- Googly eyes
- PVA glue
These furry little fellows are sure to cause a stir at any Halloween party. Not only will these spooky little spiders make great Halloween decorations but the hidden lollipop will delight your little monsters.
They take just minutes to make and even really young kids can help you. Make lots and you can have a whole host of lollipop spiders crawling all over the house!
You can personalise your spiders however you like, you might like to do some girly lollipop spiders with pink legs, or red and black legs for devilish looking spiders, the options are endless. You could also use different types of lollies to give them different shaped faces and cut some of the pipe cleaners shorter to make baby spiders with smaller legs.
Less 8 legged freaks, more 8-legged treats!
Age group: Ages 2+. This craft is pretty safe for most ages, just be wary of little ones putting any of the small parts in their mouths, like the googly eyes.
Safety tip: You might want to help them with the bits that need cutting or do it for them.
Step 1Find a flat surface to work on and gather all your materials together ready to make your lollipop spiders.
Step 2Paint the wrapper of your lollies black, this will become the head of your spider. Set aside to dry.
Step 3Take your 4 pipe cleaners and one-by-one bend them tightly around the lollipop stick.
Step 4Using scissors, cut a small piece of black craft foam (use card if you don't have any) about the size and shape of your thumb and glue to the spider's back. This will also hide where the pipe cleaners are bent around the lolly stick. Next attach his googly eyes.
Step 5Hey presto, you have your lollipop spider! Make a whole host of them and place them in places you might expect to find spiders, like climbing the walls, hidden in fake cobwebs and down the edge of door frames. Your little guests will love it when they discover the sweet treat hidden inside!
For home wares such as tea lights, paper plates, string, scissors etc. visit Asda Direct, and for crafts materials such as paint, glue, craft foam, felt etc. visit Baker Ross, a family run craft business who are the leading suppliers of arts and crafts to schools and other organisations across the UK and abroad, based in Walthamstow, London. Props such as the tablecloth, cobwebs, plastic spiders etc. can all be found at Morrisons.