This is a cute and easy craft for kids to do any time, or at Halloween. You can make these just for fun, or to learn more about spiders. Pinecones can be purchased or collected outdoors. Be respectful of places that have “leave no trace” policies. However, often times you can find suitable pinecones right in your own backyard.
~ paint, possibly glitter
~ googly eyes or paper eyes
~ pipe cleaners
Many of these supplies can be found at the dollar store for very cheap.
Start by decorating the pinecone. You can paint it any color, or use glue and glitter – however you want!
Once the pinecone is dry, attach the spider legs.
Since spiders have 8 legs, we used four pipe cleaners. Just line them up, and twist together in the middle.
Secure the legs to the pinecone. We haven’t had any issues just sticking it in the pinecone, but you could glue it on if you want.
Shape the legs as needed. The pinecone may need to sit, if the legs can’t support the weight of the pinecone.
Add on your eyes. We added two, but you can add more, since spiders have eight!
What a cute craft for the grand kiddos, perfect for Halloween!
This is such a fun and easy craft idea! My kids would really enjoy doing this. Thank you so much for sharing!
This is a fun idea. I’ll show my daughter. She’ll want to make one!
This is the cutest thing ever. I can’t wait to make one of my own!
These are so creative. I will have to get some pinecones on my next walk.
This is such a great craft idea to do with my nieces and nephews.
We have plenty of pinecones in our yard we can collect and make into spiders. Cute idea!
So cute and so easy. I’ll buy the materials for my niece right away.
Haha I love how fun this is. Kids will love creating their own fabulous pine cone spiders.
This spooky pinecone spider is so cute! My youngest boy loves spiders so this will be something he’d enjoy doing.
This is such a great idea. I have so many pinecones in my yard. I’ll have to make some of these with my daughters.
This is a cute idea. Great craft for kids!
Oh wow, such a cute craft idea with pinecones! I need to share this with my niece and nephews. They would love this for sure 😍
What a fun craft for Halloween! My daughter would love this.
We have a billion pinecones in our yard right now. This is such a cute project idea for kids. Thanks for sharing!
This spider is so cute! We have all elements for this craft at home. So I will teach my sons how to make spiders and maybe spider webs this weekend. Thank you for idea.
very cute and creative idea.Thanks for sharing with us
Hihi….that spider can literally scare the life out of me! It’s so real! Good work done on that craft.
I will 100% be making a spooky spider with the kids, thanks for this simple yet sun idea kids will love it!
OMG such a cute DIY project and I got so excited to make this because I still have pinecones available from my last year’s Xmas project. You are very creative!
wow, this is such a good idea! my daughter may be scared if this since it’s looked a little bit creepy to her.
It seems so cute! Can’t wait to try it out.
oh my! such a cute spider.. and considering the number of pinecones lying all around, i can make spiders for the whole neighborhood..:-)