Are you getting into the Halloween spirit? I am! I love this ghoulish festival and all the craftiness, it brings out in people. I’ve been on a pinning spree, with all these amazing ideas going around. So, it’s about time I shared some of my projects. I wanted to start with something adorable – spiders. Well no, I don’t think spiders are cute. In fact, I run screaming when I see one. But, I have feeling a Bert and Martha (yes, I named the paper craft spiders) aren’t going to be too scary.
Budget: Low / Free
Time taken: 20 minutes per box
- Thick black paper
- Thick white paper / chart paper
- Glue Gun
- Black Paint
- Black marker
- crafts knife/ Scissors
- Colored Marker
Steps for Spider Candy Boxes:
For the body of the spider:
- Trace the design onto black paper and cut it out.
- Crease the edges and make markings on the sides for the legs and fangs. We left the 4th square blank and drew 3 circles on the sides for the legs. The fangs are on the edge of the 3rd and 5th side.
- Paste the flap on the last side to the first side.
- Fold the sides in to see if the edges fit in properly. If there are gaps, then cut the flaps slightly and slide them in the spaces.
For the rest of the box:
- Cut the upper halves of 6 straws and paint them black.
- While the straws are drying, you can cut out 2 fangs and 2 eyes from white paper. We took markers and made outlines for more details. An easy trick for the eyes, is to draw half eyes and fold the bottom portion upwards, making a base that can be stuck.
- Shorten the straws as needed and paste them on the markings made earlier. You can increase the length of the legs as you move backwards.
- Dab a little glue on the upper edge of the fangs and paste them onto the flaps of the box. The eyes can be pasted at slight angles on top of the box.
Aren’t Bert and Martha were adorable?
Things to remember:
- Crease the lines and cutout the design exactly. If the proportions aren’t correct, the flaps won’t fit in.
- Be careful when you’re cutting the straws, as the paint can get scratched off.
- Paste the fangs on the edge of the flaps, so they can slide out when the box is closed.
- All the materials are available online, you can click through the materials above, to buy them.
What do you think of our Spider Candy Boxes? Let us know what you DIY project you work on to celebrate Halloween!