Continuing with this weeks DIY Halloween theme, I created a fun soda can spider. I like this soda can craft because it uses (or reuses) items I already have around the house.
This is a great way to reuse your old soda cans and scraps of yarn, craft foam and felt. These adorable soda can spiders are a great DIY Halloween decoration. They are easy, inexpensive, and very unique.
Click here for printable instructions for the soda can spider.
- Soda can
- Black spray paint
- Black Felt
- Black Pipe Cleaners
- White craft foam
- Googly eyes
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Yarn (for hanging)
- White or orange paint pen
- Tweezers (optional – for positioning small items)
Shape and paint the soda can
- Tear off the soda can tab.
- Rinse out the soda can.
- Gently crush and bend the cans so that the top of the can tilts forward and the bottom tilts back.
- Spray paint the entire can black (including the top and bottom).
While the paint dries, create the spider features, and attach the yarn for hanging:
- Cut fangs out of white craft foam, and set aside.
- Cut a 3″ x 2″ piece of black felt.
- Fold the long edges of the felt into the center, and pin or hold closed.
- Cut 4 small, evenly spaced slits along one side.
- Turn the felt over (still folded), and cut 4 slits on the other side opposite the 4 you just cut, and unfold the felt (this creates 8 holes through which to thread the pipe cleaners).
- Thread a pipe cleaner through each pair of slits (these will be the legs of the spider).
- Thread your yarn through the second pair of slits, and tie a knot (the knot should be on the bottom).
Attach the fangs, legs and eyes to the soda can:
- Glue the fangs inside of the soda can opening.
- Glue on the googly eyes.
- Apply glue along all of the back edges of the felt, and then press it firmly onto the center of the back of the can.
- When the glue is dry, bend the pipe cleaners so that they look like spider legs.
Embellish and enjoy:
- Using a white or orange paint pen, write Boo! Eek!, or another spooky sentiment on the front of the can.
- When the glue and paint are dry, hang and enjoy.