Fuzzy Spiders

Make your own spiders from yarn and pipe cleaners! Good for all ages, but parents will have to cut the yarn for little ones.


  • A ball of yarn in the color you want your spider’s body to be
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners, also in the color you want your spider to be
  • Cardboard
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

1. Cut a rectangular piece of cardboard out, about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide.

2. Cut a piece of yarn, about 2 feet long, off of the ball and put it aside.

3. Using the ball of yarn, wrap one or 2 yards of yarn around the cardboard, making sure not to wrap too tightly.

4. Remove the yarn loops from the cardboard, being careful not to let them unravel.

5. Take 4 pipe cleaners and place them on top of the loops (these will be the legs).

6. Take the 2-foot piece of yarn you set aside earlier and wrap it tightly around the middle of the loops of yarn and the pipe cleaners. Knot the yarn.

7. Cut the yarn loops at the edges. Fluff up the pompom and trim to make it round.

8. Bend the spider’s legs and glue on the googly eyes. Use the tail of the yarn you tied the pompom with to hang the spider from the ceiling or a door frame.