These cute creepy crawly magnetic Spiders are an easy Halloween spider craft, that kids and adults can make, which doubles as cool DIY Halloween spider decorations.
Halloween crafts like this quick and easy magnetic spider craft for kids, and adults, can also be used to make creepy-crawly DIY Halloween spider decorations.
These fun little magnetic creepy crawlies look amazing in spider webs, on the kitchen (or staff room refrigerator), a magnetic wall calendar, filing cabinets, and are the perfect spider craft for DIY Halloween door decorations!
Make this cute Halloween spider craft with your kids at home, or in the classroom, for a Halloween party, or, use them to make spider decorations for your DIY Halloween decor!
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Magnetic Halloween Spider Craft and Decoration Idea
Spider crafts are fun for kids to make any time of the year, but of course, children LOVE to make spider crafts like these spider magnets for Halloween.
Watch the spider craft magnet video tutorial, and read through the directions, before inviting kids to make these cute Halloween spiders.
Magnet Spider Craft Supplies
- Glass gems
- Acrylic paint
- Paintbrush (optional)
- Pipe cleaners
- 1-inch ceramic magnets
- Googly eyes or colored googly eyes
- Glue gun with glue sticks
How to Make Spider Magnets: Step by Step Tutorial
Spider craft ideas, like these cute magnetic spiders, are a quick and easy Halloween craft and spider decoration idea for kids and adults.
Glue guns are hot and dangerous tools, make sure children are well supervised, and understand how to use a glue gun safely, before inviting kids to make Halloween spider crafts and decoration ideas.
Scroll down to find the step by step written directions to make magnetic spiders.
Spider Magnet Craft Video Tutorial
Spider Craft Tip: Work in pairs, as my daughter and I did in the video tutorial, to make it quick and easy to make these cute magnetic spider crafts. I operated the glue gun, and my daughter made the spider magnets.
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Each spider magnet craft needs:
- 1 glass gem
- 1 acrylic paint color
- 4 pipe cleaners (the same or different colors)
- 1 ceramic magnet
- 2 googly eyes
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Step 1 – Paint the back of the glass gem or cabochon for each spider craft magnet
Give a bottle of acrylic paint a good shake, and place a large drop of paint onto the back of the flat side of a glass gem or cabochon. Tilt it, and continue to move it slowly around, in order to cover the entire flat surface of the glass gem with paint.
Use caution, the viscosity of each acrylic paint can cause each color to move faster or slower, and some may not flow at all! Paint pouring is a skill that requires finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination, patience, and practice. Please be gentle with yourself and your children… Mistakes are how we learn!
Or, use a paintbrush to paint the back of each glass gem. If you choose to use a paintbrush, you will more than likely need to apply a second coat of acrylic paint in order to create an opaque look for each Halloween spider craft.
Allow time for the acrylic paint to dry before moving on to the next step.
Spider Craft Tip: Spend one day painting the backs of the glass gems, and the next day making magnetic spiders with them.
Step 2 – Glue pipe cleaners to the bottom of the painted glass gem to make spider legs
- Gather four pipe cleaners in your hands and bend them slightly to find the center.
- Put a large dollop of glue on top of the acrylic paint on the back of the glass gem.
- Press the center of all four pipe cleaners into the glue to create each spider leg.
Spider Craft Tip: Work in pairs, as my daughter and I did in the video tutorial, to make it quick and easy to make these cute magnetic spider crafts. I operated the glue gun, and my daughter manipulated the craft supplies to make the spider magnets.
Step 3 – Glue the magnet onto the pipe cleaners on the back of the glass gem
Step 4 – Flip the spider magnet over and fan out each pipe cleaner spider leg
Turn the Halloween spider craft over and fan out each pipe cleaner to create each spider leg.
Step 5 – Glue googly eyes onto the top of the cabochon or glass gem
Lay the spider down, and glue the googly eyes onto the top of the glass gem between the front two pipe cleaner spider legs.
Step 6 – Bend pipe cleaners to make the legs of the spider magnet craft
Invite children to bend each pipe cleaner to create creepy-crawly spider legs. We made two opposing bends in each spider leg to create a knee and foot for each Halloween spider decoration. Not that spiders have knees and feet… But, you get the idea!
Magnetic Spider Crafts for Kids and Adults
Spider crafts, such as these poseable magnetic spiders, make fun and easy Halloween crafts and decoration ideas for kids and adults.
You may also like this round-up of Halloween Arts and Crafts for Kids, which includes a handprint spider, spider webs, and more spider arts and crafts for kids.
Pipe cleaner crafts like this Halloween spider craft, are fun to make into DIY Halloween decor. Check out the creepy-crawly Halloween spider door decorations that we made with them!
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More Halloween Crafts and Decoration Ideas
- Easy Halloween Ghost Craft
- Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting
- Giant Spider Web Decoration
- Halloween Porch Decor
- Best Halloween Art Projects for Kids
- Halloween Spider Door Decorations
- Glowing Ghost Sensory Bottle
- Pumpkin Sensory Bottle
- Gorgeous Glowing Halloween Lanterns
More Halloween Activities and Ideas
- Pumpkin Patch Field Trip Activities
- Host a Corn Maze Race!
- Healthy Halloween Handout Ideas and Non-Candy Alternatives
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