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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crafty Moments: Egg Carton Spiders

Hey, these little critters were bucketloads of fun... and cute... even if I do say so myself. I think I've found my calling... as long as I don't have to do beautiful, I can do kiddy craft! Yeah!

At the request of the team leader and because I was rostered on, I did these up for our playgroup today (Friday) and experimented a little with colour and materials. The 3 year old painted the brown one and I helped her with the legs .

A used egg carton cut into 6 segments. Each segment is made up of 2 cups.
2-4 strips of pipe cleaners (can be cut into quarters or halves) per spider
Googley eyes
Paint: colour of your choice
PVA glue (gluesticks are pretty useless in this sort of craft)
Embellishments (sequins, buttons)
Your best pair of scissors

You don't really need instructions, right? If I can do it without instructions, I'm sure you can too. And er... longer spider legs, for some reason look a lot sexier...
Not sure what that says about me.


  1. awww, so cute. great work. found you through connect 2 mums.

  2. Hi Kelly. Nice to meet you. connect2mums has been great... found quite a number of fellow bloggers that way.
    Thanks for commenting.

  3. what cute spiders! I'll have to try it for day care one day!

  4. YN... Depending on the age of your kids, you may end up doing most of the heavy lifting. At least they can paint it beforehand and glue the eyes later.

  5. cute - fun - easy - reckon my kids could do that with miss 2 without my help hehehehe - me notsocrafty

  6. Love them! Have been wondering how to put my egg cartons to good use.


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