I love finding things to do with tin cans to save them from going in the rubbish. This Tin Can Spider craft is a great way to reuse tin cans at home and makes a super fun Halloween craft. We’ve filled our eight legged friend with sweets and it looks fab as part of our Halloween decor.
This is a really easy spider craft for kids to make and can be used in lots of different ways. We’ve filled our tin can spider with sweets for Halloween but it would make a fun desk tidy for a nature loving kid too or how about drilling some holes in it for a spooky tin can spider lantern?
Regular readers will know that we love spider arts and crafts here on Kids Craft Room! So before you get started on how to make a spider out of a tin can you might want to take a peek at four other easy spider crafts that readers have loved too:
- Playful Rock Spiders which make great pocket pals.
- Little Jumping Spiders which are fun to bounce and leap around.
- Climbing Spiders that you can whizz up and down a thread .
- Handprint Spiders In Webs which make a great display and are great for building fine motor skills too.
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Supplies To Make A Tin Can Spider
- Tin Can (with safe edges)
- Black Acrylic Paint US / UK
- Black Pipe Cleaners US / UK
- UHU Glue US / UK
- Googly Eyes
- White Posca Pen US / UK
- Tissue Paper
How To Make Tin Can Spiders
Choose a tin can for your spider craft and paint it with black acrylic paint. You will probably need 2 or 3 coats to cover the tin can thoroughly. Your tin can be any shape and size you like but it’s really important that it doesn’t have any sharp edges! You can buy some tin openers like this one US / UK that claim to cut without leaving sharp edges. I haven’t actually tried one but they sure do sound good! Let me know in the comments below if they’ve worked for you.
Cut your black pipe cleaners to the length you want to make eight furry spiders legs. Glue the spiders legs inside the tin can body. I found UHU glue worked really well for this and was fast to dry too.
Finish off your spider craft by gluing on some beady googly eyes and drawing on a smile or grimace! I used white Posca Pen because it has such a great coverage and is so much easier than paint!
If you are using your tin can spider craft as a Halloween treat holder then it looks really colourful and nice to line the inside with bright tissue paper too.
Now you can get ready for Halloween by filling your tin can craft with all sorts of tasty candy!
I hope you enjoy this cool tin can idea. Tin can crafts are a great way to get kids involved in recycling!
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