Homemade Halloween spider hat

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What better way to top off a spooky Halloween costume than with this easy to make paper spider hat. Not only is this a really fun craft for your kids to get involved in, it takes no time at all and won't break the bank.

In fact, you'll find most of the necessary items at home already. Our Halloween crafts for kids are the perfect way to spend some quality family time together.

This eight-legged headpiece would make a great accessory for your little ones to wear to school on a Halloween-themed day or as part of a trick or treating outfit.


You can even turn this into a hands-on activity for a kids' party and shake things up a bit by having a variety of coloured card to choose from. After all the fun of making them you'll be proud to look around and see an assortment of rather snazzy looking spiders.

Don't forget to finish off your hat with the wiggle eyes - a fabulous addition to any Halloween craft as it's guaranteed to provide a giggle if not a scare!

You will need

  • A3 Black card
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes

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How to make the spider hats

  • Cut a sheet of A3 paper into 2 strips measuring 10cm wide. Glue the strips together, and when dry measure it around your childs head. Then cut off the excess card and stick the loose ends together to create a base for the hat.

  • Cut 8 thin strips of black card measuring 2cm wide, and bend in quarters to create spider legs. Glue 4 either side of the top inside edge of the hat.

  • Stick lots of different sized wiggle eyes to the front of the hat - the more the scarier!

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