Critter Crafts

Egg Carton Spider

Egg Carton Spider - Critter Crafts: Insect Craft Activities for Elementary Students

With an egg carton, paint and other art supplies, you can make a spider with eight eyes that won’t crawl on you in your sleep.


  • an egg carton
  • scissors 
  • black paint
  • paint brush
  • 4 pipe cleaners
  • sharp pencil
  • some googly eyes
  • glue


  1. Cut one cup from a cardboard egg carton*
  2. Use a sharp pencil to poke two holes in each side of the cup*
  3. Paint the cup black and let it dry completely
  4. Thread the four pipe cleaners through the holes to make eight legs
  5. Bend the pipe cleaners to make them look like legs and trim them if necessary to make them the right length
  6. Glue on the eyes- remember, most spiders have EIGHT eyes!

*Adults should help young children with these steps