Australian Craft Ideas – How to Make a Giant Egg Carton Spider

Egg Carton SpiderMake an Egg Carton Spider and terrify your friends and family!

This is an easy craft which uses old cardboard egg cartons so it’s a great recycling activity. It doesn’t need too many other types of equipment/art supplies either.

Giant spiders can be found in lots of hot places like Australia and South America. Some spiders are very poisonous – others are harmless – if it doubt it’s best to steer well clear!


You will need:

  • A cardboard egg carton (6-egg carton)
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • 5 coloured chenilles (pipe cleaners)
  • Sticky tape

How to make an Egg Carton Spider…


  • We added fingerprint dots to our spider, but you could stick on sequins, coloured tissue paper, gems or anything else you might like.
  • Add a hole to the top of the egg carton spider and hang it from the ceiling.

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