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Pony Bead & Chenille Stem Halloween Spider - Project #9

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: None

Chenille Stems (Pipe Cleaners)
Pony Beads
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Create a cute OR creepy Halloween spider, with simple materials - Chenille Stems and Pony Beads! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Twist two Chenille stems together at the center point.
  • Step 2
    Bend the Chenille stems so all of the pieces face the same direction.
  • Step 3
    String four beads on each piece of Chenille stem.
  • Step 4
    Shape abdomen into ball and then twist the stems together twice.
  • Step 5
    Gather two stems together and string three beads onto the two stems. Repeat with the other two stems.
  • Step 6
    Twist the stems together.
  • Step 7
    Gather two stems together and wrap them around the other two stems to form the spider’s head.
  • Step 8
    Add eye beads to last two stems.
  • Step 9
    Wrap the rest of the last two stems around the spider’s head.
  • Step 10
    Select two additional stems and cut them in half to make four pieces. Fold all four pieces in half.
  • Step 11
    From the underside, insert a leg stem in front of first bead. Then loop it through and around the center space.
  • Step 12
    Pull stems to tighten.
  • Step 13
    Repeat Steps 11 & 12 to add the other three joints.
  • Step 14
    Shape legs and pose the spider to finish.

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