Halloween Spider

Make a Halloween spider from pom poms and pipe cleaners. This spider is really cute and not very scary.  You can make it in any color you like to match the theme of your party.  A great addition to any spooky celebration.

I have used two pom poms, a large one for the abdomen and a smaller one for the body and head. The one I made here is quite large but the spider would look just as good if you made a smaller version. You could make a whole family using different size pom poms.

Materials and Equipment

  • 2 pom poms
  • Scissors
  • 5 Pipe cleaners - 4 for the legs and 1 extra
  • Googly eyes or paper and pen to draw your eyes on
  • Double sided sticky tape

Mia's Top Tip

I've made this spider using hairy yarn, I used a red and black yarn for the abdomen and a black yarn for the body and head. You can use any yarn in any color.

For this spider you only need to make 2 pom poms, a large one and a small one.

It doesn't matter on the size you use any combination will look great.

Don't complete the pom poms just yet see the tutorial for further instructions.

If you need help then go to my how to make pom poms tutorial for step by step instructions.  The link will open in a new window so you won't lose this page.

Halloween Spider Tutorial


Make your two pom poms but don't cut them open just yet.



Take the 4 pipe cleaners you will use as legs and bend the ends over as shown in the photo.



Thread the other pipe cleaner through the larger pom pom.

Tie a knot in the end of the pipe cleaner to stop it from being pulled right through the hole.



Cut open the pom pom so you can remove the card in the center.



Thread the 4 pipe cleaner legs through the smaller pom pom.

The pom should be in the middle of the pipe cleaners.



Bend the legs in half on either side of the pom pom, so the are out of your way.

Cut the pom pom open but don't remove the card just yet.



Thread the other pipe cleaner through the hole in the smaller pom pom.

Make sure you hold the tied end so it doesn't pull through.




Bend the pipe cleaner back around so you can thread it back the the hole in the larger pom pom.

This is a bit tricky but the pipe cleaner should follow the path of the one that is already there.
Untie the knot in the other end then tie the two ends together. Fold the pipe cleaner up so it can't pass through the hole and can't be seen once the pom pom is fluffed up.

This will bring the smaller pom right up to the larger one with the legs positioned on either side.



Bend each leg in half and position the feet as shown in the photo.

Trim the pom poms to make them nice and round.


Add googly eyes or make your own.

I couldn't find my googly eyes so I drew two eyes on a piece of card and used double sided sticky tape to secure them to the head of the spider.

Halloween Spider Gallery

Mia’s Craft Ideas

You can tie a piece of yarn around the spider between his body and abdomen then hang him from a hook.

Want to make a Halloween spider web to go with your spider. Try my dreamcatcher tutorial.

It's a bit fiddly but definitely worth it.



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