Halloween Craft: Soda Can Spider

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.

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 Click here for printable instructions for the soda can spider.

Supplies

  • 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)

Instructions

Shape and paint the soda can

  1. Tear off the soda can tab.
  2. Rinse out the soda can.
  3. Gently crush and bend the cans so that the top of the can tilts forward and the bottom tilts back.
  4. Spray paint the entire can black (including the top and bottom).

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While the paint dries, create the spider features, and attach the yarn for hanging

  1. Cut fangs out of white craft foam, and set aside.
  2. Cut a 3″ x 2″ piece of black felt.
  3. Fold the long edges of the felt into the center, and pin or hold closed.
  4. Cut 4 small, evenly spaced slits along one side.
  5. 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).
  6. Thread a pipe cleaner through each pair of slits (these will be the legs of the spider).
  7. Thread your yarn through the second pair of slits, and tie a knot (the knot should be on the bottom).

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Attach the fangs, legs and eyes to the soda can

  1. Glue the fangs inside of the soda can opening.
  2. Glue on the googly eyes.
  3. 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.
  4. When the glue is dry, bend the pipe cleaners so that they look like spider legs.

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 Embellish and enjoy

  1. Using a white or orange paint pen, write Boo! Eek!, or another spooky sentiment on the front of the can.
  2. When the glue and paint are dry, hang and enjoy.

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