Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bottle Cap Spiders for Halloween-Tutorial

Every time I open a bottle of water I think-I really should make something with these caps... So I did:@) Here's a simple and cute craft to do with the kids, they can be used as decorations or ornaments.
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I've seen many variations, this is how I made mine. I'll be adding them to the feather tree. 

If kids are making them I do suggest you decide ahead of time if the caps will be used as is, or painted/covered in glitter, etc. They take a long time to dry, and unless you want to hand them a quick drying Sharpie (yikes!!!), it would be best to have that part of the project completed before they start crafting. I added some iridescent glitter paint in the morning, they were completely dry after work. A Sharpie was used on the black one. (Truthfully, I'd just leave his belly white the next time.)
Please bare with the rainy day pics folks.
Bottle caps
Paint/glitter/Sharpies-if using
Pom-Poms, whatever size you'd like-I aimed for about  1" to 1 1/2"
Chenille stems
Goggly eyes-optional
Beads to add to the bend in the legs-optional
Jewelry pliers-optional
String/yarn/fishing line for hanging-optional
Quick drying glue-mandatory:@)-I used a hot glue gun

Cut 2 chenille stems in half and twist all 4 pieces together for legs.

Glue where the stems meet to the center of the under side of the bottle cap.

Turn the cap over. Spread the legs out to 4 on each side and bend them straight up.

Make a "knee" and bend them down. Add a bead to the bend if using. Trim the legs to be equal if needed. You can leave the legs like that or roll up the bottom of the chenille stem for a foot with jewelry pliers (which I did).

Glue the head on to the front edge of the bottle cap. Glue on googly eyes if using. 

  You don't have to use the crazy tinsel pom-poms, any will do. I just happened to have them.
Green and white would be good Halloween colors too.
There you have it, a fun craft that both boys and girls will love!

And if you're planning ahead for the holidays...
These make great gifts from the kids!


  1. Lynn, To clever and oh so cute and fun for Halloween! I'm predicting LOTS of pinning, let me be the first! :)

  2. They are adorable, Lynn! Love them!
    Blessings, Beth

  3. They are cute the nicest spiders I ever seen.

  4. Love your spiders! Thanks for sharing, I will need to go and make some for my Halloween Tree.

    Irma :)

  5. These are soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!

  6. So so fun, pinning I happy to love bottle cap crafts!

  7. Love them so much! Bring on the Halloween goodness!

  8. That is SO cute! I need to show my daughter this to see if it can be adapted to lady bugs because she is in an organization with a lady bug "theme".

  9. How cute and great tips on getting started. I would have had fun with these as a little girl.

  10. Aren't those fun! I love Halloween!!

  11. Great idea! Halloween will be here before we know it.

  12. I'll be looking for some bottle caps now to make these with my grandson :) Great Halloween project!

  13. How FUN, Lynn! I saw these on Pinterest & then again in my inbox & I had to come running over to tell you how cute I think they look. I like that PURPLE one the best. Very creative!

  14. I've missed visiting you and you're great ideas. This would be great fun for my grandkids and I know they would love making them. xo

  15. Oh, how cute, Lynn! I should make some of those with my Grands!

  16. What a fun idea -- they look so cute, Lynn! I'm going to pin this so when my grandsons are a little older we ca make them together.

  17. What a fun idea -- they look so cute, Lynn! I'm going to pin this so when my grandsons are a little older we ca make them together.

  18. Cute and sparkly spiders - just brilliant Lynn! I'm pinning this to make with my girls!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  19. Hi, I love these, they are so adorable. You did a great job making these. I saw it on craft-o-maniac.
    Julie from

  20. Hello! Your spiders are beautiful, ideal as a placeholder for the Halloween party! I really appreciate that you have used recycled materials! Compliments and kisses from Italy. Paola from

  21. Very cute Halloween craft. They would also be cute party favors. I'm sure kids love to play with these spiders.

  22. Great idea! I really like the beads on the joints. :o)

  23. Cute craft for the kids! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 30 for All Things Halloween.


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