How To | Yarn Spider and Web

Pom-Pom Ball DIY, Finger Knitting DIY, Kid Halloween Craft

Over the weekend we were busy making some new Halloween decorations. I try not to get my kids too excited about Halloween until it is at least October. That usually means we don’t do any Halloween related projects until October either. My two older kids (ages 6 and 7) loved making their own spider and web out of yarn. When they were finished we hung them off of the mantle of the fireplace. We are hoping to make some more to hang nearby for a really scary spider effect. I think they would also be fun hanging in the corners of a doorway.

Yarn Spider and Web, Halloween Spider Kid Craft


  • Black Yarn
  • White Yarn
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • Wire Cutter
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors

How To:

SPIDER WEB using finger knitting.

  1. To create the web we used a finger knitting technique that is great for kids. I tried to take detailed photos. You can follow along below.
  2. To start cut one 6 yard piece of white yarn. (Pictures below will enlarge when clicked on.)
  3. Tie a loop in the end of the yarn.

  4. Put loop over pointer finger.

  5. DIY Finger Knitting Tutorial

    Hold knot/loop in place. Wrap yarn around finger.

  6. Wrap yarn all the way around finger.

  7. Pull the back loop over the front string. The front string is now the loop that stays on your finger. Repeat above steps.

  8. Your knitting will start to chain off your finger as you go and will look like this.

  9. When you are done knitting, tie end in a knot to keep it from unraveling.
  10. Now you have your spider web. Set it aside.

SPIDER from pom-pom ball.

  1. To create your spider you first need to make your own pom-pom ball from yarn.
  2. Cut one 6 yard piece of black yarn. Also, cut one 8 inch piece of white yarn.
  3. Start wrapping yarn around 3 fingers.

  4. Finish wrapping yarn around fingers. Tuck in loose string end between fingers.

  5. Slip the ends of the white yarn through your fingers so you can wrap it all the way around the black yarn.

  6. Tie the white yarn all the way around the black yarn. Tie it in a knot as tightly as you can.

  7. Carefully slip the black yarn off your fingers. Use a sharp scissors and cut open the loops on both sides. Fluff the yarn to make it form a ball shape.

  8. Use a wire cutter and cut two black pipe cleaners in half to make four leg pieces.

  9. On the bottom of your spider, (knotted side and loose strings are on top), push each leg under the white yarn.

  10. Halloween Kid Craft Spider

    Bend pipe cleaner legs to resemble spider legs.

  11. Use glue to add googly eyes and let dry.
  12. Use loose white strings to tie spider to knitted web.
  13. Hang in doorway!


  1. Too cute!


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