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Looking to add a creepy, crawly element to your Halloween decorations this year? This art project is perfect!

Halloween is lurking just around the corner! Here is a super spooky and fun project to try at home – create a crafty spider from an old box, and decorate with some Halloween colours. Make it big, or make it small, just remember to make it creepy!

You will need…

  • Some box card
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick and/ or PVA glue
  • Paints – purple/green/orange/black
  • Buttons for eyes
  • Red pen – for blood

Here’s how you make your spider…

  1. Cut your box card into the 3 x body parts – abdomen needs to be the largest shape, a small thorax, and a medium size head.
  2. Glue these shapes together
  3. Cut out your legs – you will need 24 thin rectangular pieces – each leg will need 3 x pieces.
  4. Arrange and glue these to the belly of your spider.
  5. Once glue is dry, paint however you would like. If you are going to hang your spider from the ceiling paint both sides of your spider.
  6. Now create your spiders face – perhaps make some fangs from your card scraps, and use the buttons for the eyes.
  7. Use a red pen to create blood on your spiders fangs.
  8. Voila! Hang, and admire your creepy spider.
Tracy McDowall

Tracy McDowall  

Tracy has been running her business RAW Art for the past 24 years. RAW Art runs fun educational hands-on workshops with kids and adults in schools, kindy's, and at their creative art studio in vibrant West End. Tracy believes art is important in every child's life, helping kids to grow into creative innovative thinkers // www.rawart.com.au