Homemade Halloween spider hat

What better way to top off a spooky Halloween costume than with this easy to make paper spider hat. Not only is this a really fun craft for your kids to get involved in, it takes no time at all and won't break the bank.

Not only is this a really fun craft for your kids to get involved in, it takes no time at all and won't break the bank.

In fact, you'll find most of the necessary items at home already. Our Halloween crafts for kids are the perfect way to spend some quality family time together.

This eight-legged headpiece would make a great accessory for your little ones to wear to school on a Halloween-themed day or as part of a trick or treating outfit.

You can even turn this into a hands-on activity for a kids' party and shake things up a bit by having a variety of coloured card to choose from. After all the fun of making them you'll be proud to look around and see an assortment of rather snazzy looking spiders.

Don't forget to finish off your hat with the wiggle eyes - a fabulous addition to any Halloween craft as it's guaranteed to provide a giggle if not a scare!

You will need

  • A3 Black card
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes

How to make the spider hats

  • Cut a sheet of A3 paper into 2 strips measuring 10cm wide. Glue the strips together, and when dry measure it around your childs head. Then cut off the excess card and stick the loose ends together to create a base for the hat.
  • Cut 8 thin strips of black card measuring 2cm wide, and bend in quarters to create spider legs. Glue 4 either side of the top inside edge of the hat.
  • Stick lots of different sized wiggle eyes to the front of the hat - the more the scarier!
Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies