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Make Your Own Pinecone Spider

Make Your Own Pinecone Spider

In Superheroes Don't Get Scared... Or Do They? BogeyBoy ends up meeting lots of bugs. In this fun activity you can turn a pinecone into your very own spider friend!

This super simple craft makes a great autumnal craft activity and is fabulous for helping develop fine motor skills. 

You Will Need:

  • A pinecone
  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • A felt-tip pen
  • Goggly eyes (or some white paper)
  • Glue
  • A pair of scissors
  • A grownup helper

What To Do:

  1. The flat end of the pinecone is going to be your spider's face, so starting just back from the flat end, wrap 1 pipe cleaner around the pinecone. Depending on the length of your pipe cleaner, start about 10cm along the pipe cleaner, so you end up with a pair of spider legs either side of the pinecone.  
  2. Repeat this with the next three pipe cleaners, moving a little bit further back each time. This can be a bit fiddly, so take your time! 
  3. Once you have 8 spider legs, check that they are all roughly the same length. If not, you can ask a grownup to trim them for you.
  4. Bend your pipe cleaners so they look like little spider legs. 
  5. Now it's time to add some eyes to your spider's face. You can use goggly eyes, or just draw some eyes on paper and ask a grownup to help you cut them out and stick them on. Spiders can have LOTS of eyes! 
  6. Draw or stick on a friendly smile.
  7. Ta Da! You've done it! You now have a friendly pinecone spider!