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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cute Halloween Craft-Egg Carton Spiders!

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I love to save household items in the hopes of finding something creative to do with them. I save glass jars from spaghetti sauce, baby food jars (from my SIL), and a bunch of other items I may never find a use for. But, last week I stumbled upon this blog with an adorable idea for egg cartons. "I have those!", I thought.

I modified the project a little to fit what I had on hand. It's one of those "make it however you want" type crafts. Love those! This is a simple craft to get the Halloween juices flowing in your house this week!
My youngest loved it!

All you need is:
scissors
black paint
googley eyes
glue gun
toothpick
paintbrush or sponge
pipe cleaner
The paint in the pic is regular poster paint.
We had to switch it up to acrylic paint to get it to stick to the egg cartons.

Doing school and crafts in your undies rocks!
We had to paint two coats on these.
We hot glued eyes and painted a scary mouth and fangs. 
(I found a toothpick worked best for the mouth.) 
We didn't have any black pipe cleaner,
so we just used whatever color we wanted.
It works! Isn't he cute?







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10 Comments:

At October 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Kat said...

Awww those are adorable! What a great idea!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Ruth said...

Hi Adrienne, this is pretty cool... what an idea..:)

 
At October 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM , Blogger blueviolet said...

Simple and so cute!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Crafty Craftee Craft:>D WAHM said...

Hi! Your son looks like he's having so much fun and I love the yellow spider legs too!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM , Blogger adrienzgirl said...

We've done these before. Other bugs too! Kamden just loves these!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Sara said...

These are so adorable!!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Heidi said...

Very fun craft!

I like to find creative uses for household items as well!

I like to save egg cartons for painting projects - the little slots are perfect for holding different colors and then you just throw it away when you're done!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday and these spiders are way too cute! We'll be making these soon. Thanks for the idea!

 
At October 6, 2010 at 12:19 AM , Blogger Holly said...

I LOVE crafts like this...guess what I have saved up...a bunch of egg cartons!

 
At October 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM , Blogger cornflakegirl74 said...

OMG, what a cute craft idea! I love it :) And it looks like your son had a lot of fun with it, too!

 

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