Peanut Spider

These creepy critters are a great family activity and are a spooky decoration to scare off the ghost and goblins on Halloween. How many trick-or-treaters will they scare at your house?


Whole peanut in shell
Black marker
Two - 30 cm (12") pipe cleaners, orange
White glue
Clear tape


Carefully open peanut, ensuring each half shell is intact.

With black marker, colour the outer surface of each half shell and let dry.

Take one pipe cleaner and fold in half. Using sharp scissors, cut pipe cleaner at the fold into two equal pieces. Repeat step with second pipe cleaner to make a total of four pieces of pipe cleaner, each approximately 15 cm (6") in length.

Colour each piece of pipe cleaner with black stripes using marker and let dry.

Generously apply glue along the edge and inside of one half shell. Place each piece of pipe cleaner side by side, centred and perpendicular to the shell. Generously apply glue along the edge of the second half shell and affix on top of the pipe cleaners, ensuring both half shells are aligned and edges match. Take two pieces of clear tape to secure the front and back of the peanut shell. Remove tape when glue dries.

Separate each pipe cleaner piece and carefully bend at angles to make joints.