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Busy Hands: Bottle Top Spiders

I love giving a new life to old things, which is why recycled crafts are a favourite of mine - such as this Cardboard Tube Printmaking, Cereal Box Parking Garage, Cereal Box Ball Game, and Cardboard Bus!

Our newest recycled craft are these spiders we made from bottle tops. I have been collecting bottle tops for a while now, for some day, and am glad that we finally put them to some use. These spiders are really easy to make, especially for toddlers. And they look cute too, not scary at all!

Bottle Top Spiders

Here's what you need to make these Bottle Top Spiders:

- Plastic bottle tops (we used two)
- Pipe cleaners, cut into small, equal pieces
- Modelling clay or glue
- Googly eyes (available in craft shops)
- Red paper (for the mouth)
- Safety scissors
- String (if you want to hang them)

Materials for Bottle Top Spiders


How to make Bottle Top Spiders


1. Paste the googly eyes on each of the bottle tops.

2. Cut out  a mouth from the red paper and stick it on.

Making Bottle Top Spiders

3. Wait for the glue to dry, and then turn around the bottle tops and glue on the legs of the spiders with the pipe cleaners. Making them stick can be tricky. If glue works for you, or a glue gun, that's fine. I used modelling clay to hold them in place, so they were sturdy!

Gluing on the legs to Bottle Top Spiders

4. And you're done! 

Easy recycled craft - Bottle Top Spiders

These spiders can be used for playing, or you can hang them in a bug themed bedroom or party, or even make not-so-scary Halloween decor! It's easy for little hands to make, and you can create an assortment of colours. 

We used these spiders to make an Incy Wincy Spider Craft and do an activity. Read about it here.


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.

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9 comments

abigail said...

Nice easy peesy activity! I've been looking for googly eyes here and failed. #LetKidsbeKids

Eileen Teo said...

This is so nice look spider! Great for halloween! Thank you for sharing it with us! #pintorials

Tarana said...

Thank you, Abigail! My favourite craft shopping spots in Dubai are Daiso and Day To Day. You'll find everything there.

Redpeffer said...

Such a lovely idea. I too store things in the hope that one say I'll get some inspiration!

Mummy's Blog said...

Popping over from #pintorials - this is such a great idea!

Karen Bell said...

These are really cute (even if they are spiders), and so simple. Great idea.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

Tarana said...

I love hoarding bits and scraps too!

Merlinda Little said...

Awww looks so nice! One of my fave from your crafting projects =) #LetKidsBeKids

Sarah Honey said...

Adorable! Pinned!

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