Sparkly Spiders

How about these fab glittery spiders for a bit of fun over Halloween? They take a couple of days to make as you need to allow the glitter and glue to dry completely in between stages. These use a 10cm egg and 4 cm ball but you can use smaller sizes.

Glitter Spiders

Materials used

Approx 25g of glitter per spider, 4cm polystyrene balls, 10cm polystyrene eggs, pipe cleaners, PVA glue, craft sticks, a plastic needle (used to make holes in the polystyrene shapes)

NB. The black spider uses fine polyester glitter and the navy spider uses coarse PVC glitter

Useful extra’s
– Grease proof paper, p
aint brush, plastic bowls, teaspoon

1. Make a small hole in the end of the polystyrene shape with a plastic needle and  insert a  small wooden craft stick. This makes it easy to hold the shape whilst covering it with PVA glue. Give the shapes a good covering but be careful not to make it too thick as the glue will run as it dries. I perfer a paint brush to apply the glue as the spreaders can make ridges.

Cover polystyrene shapes in glue

2. Cover the polystyrene shape with glitter. I like to put the glitter in a bowl and use a spoon to pour it over the polystyrene egg (be careful no to let the spoon touch the glue). Grease proof paper is great to catch glitter on as it pours off easily.

Black glitter on spider body

3. As the glitter piles up on the paper beneath you can roll the poly shape around on it to press more glitter into the glue.

Roll polystyrene shape in glitter

4. When the shapes are completely covered allow to dry, preferably overnight.

5. Carefully wiggle out the craft sticks and break in to 2 pieces. Make 2 small holes in both shapes where you plan to join them together. Dip the wooden sticks in glue and push them into the holes. Put a generous blob of glue around the sticks and push them into the other shape and leave to dry. The white PVA glue dries clear.

Spider head and body

6. Use a plastic needle to make 4 holes down each side of the Spider. Try and get them in the same place on each side as it will help the spider stand up. Push your pipe cleaners into the holes.

Spider leg holes Spider legs

7. Stick on some googly eyes and a mouth.  Do this after the legs as I found the eyes moved as we put the legs in.

Spider Eyes Spider Mouth

8. Next add a bit of decoration if you want to(we used glitter glue and sparkly gems) and bend the legs at the knee and at the end to make little feet.

Black Spider Navy Spider



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15 Responses to Sparkly Spiders

  1. I love the one with the zillions of eyes! Very creepy! Thanks for linking up such a fun and sparkly idea 🙂

  2. I was going to say the same thing as Anna – I love the one with bunches of eyes! I loved featuring this today on It’s Playtime for Halloween Googly Eye ideas!

  3. My daughter loves the itsy bitsy spider–I think she will love these. 🙂

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  5. These are so cute!!! Love the 100s of eyes.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  6. tessa says:

    Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, halloween themed linky party, live today!

  7. Carrie says:

    These are wonderful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Sorry for the late comment/visit!

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