We’ve had so much fun making these spooky spider plants! Aren’t they just perfect for Halloween?
I saw this easy Halloween crafts idea on the Amateur Gardening website, and thought the kids would love to have a go. We did this craft outdoors, but it would work perfectly well indoors if the weather isn’t great.
How to make spooky spider plants
Here’s what you need to make your very own spooky spider plants.
- Plant pots (please try to avoid plastic if you’re buying new ones)
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Permanent marker or chalk pen
- Little spider plants – these came from a larger spider plant that had sent out ‘runners’ with new little plants on them. If you don’t have these you could just use bigger pots and bigger plants – or maybe ask friends and neighbours if they have any?
We went for a black colour scheme, but I bet colourful pipe cleaners and plant pots would look brilliant too.
Start by making eight little holes in each plant pot (four on each side) for the legs. One long pipe cleaner makes two spider legs; you simply bend it in half, then poke it through two holes that are next to each other. Once it’s through, you can play around with bending it to create feet and knees.
Here’s how our pots looked once the legs were done.
Next, fill each pot with compost and tap it down lightly.
The spider plants go in next. Ours were quite small, so we put 2-3 in each pot to give it a nice hairy effect.
Stick the googly eyes on next – now I know most spiders have eight eyes, but the kids wanted to leave it at two!
The final step was to draw a mouth on the plant pot; we used a white chalk pen to do this.
What do you think of our finished spooky spider plants? I like the fact that they combine gardening with an easy Halloween craft, and are simple for kids to make and personalise in their own way.
More Halloween fun
You might also like to check out my post on family-friendly Halloween jokes. We also love making these leaf ghosts and mason jar lanterns, which are a great way to use leaves collected on an autumn walk.
What Halloween crafts are you having fun with this month?