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Halloween craft: Light-Up Spider

Light-Up Spider

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This creepy-crawly project will keep any group of party monsters entertained. Battery-operated tea lights give these critters eerily glowing eyes and lots of kid appeal.


  • Egg carton (one carton makes 12 spiders)
  • Paintbrush
  • Glossy black acrylic craft paint
  • Hole punch
  • Black pipe cleaners (four per spider)
  • Black duct tape
  • Battery-operated tea lights (one per spider)


1. Before the party: Cut the cups from an egg carton and paint their exteriors black. Let them dry.

Light-Up Spider - Step 2

2. At the party: Punch two eyes and eight leg holes (four on each side) into each egg cup, as shown.

3. Cut the pipe cleaners in half. Insert them through the leg holes and secure them on the inside with short lengths of duct tape. Bend the spider legs, then fold over the ends to make the feet.

Light-Up Spider - Step 4

4. Wrap the sides of the tea light in black duct tape. Insert the light, bulb side up, into the cup, and use more duct tape to secure it in place, leaving the on-off switch uncovered.