At Dr. Andy Kapust Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, anytime we find some fun to do holiday arts and crafts to do with the family, we love to share it with our friends. Check out this step by step guide on how to make these spider suckers for the spooky season.


  • Lollipops
  • 12-inch Pipe cleaners (2 per spider)
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors/wire cutters
  • Glue

Each spider will use 2 pipe cleaners. Begin by taking your pipe cleaners and cutting them in half so that you have 4 pieces.

Align the 4 pipe cleaner pieces and place a lollipop in the center. Wrap 1 side the pipe cleaners all the way around the lollipop stem. Pull tight.

Flip the sucker over and separate the “legs”. Bend the ends to create little feet. It can be a little tricky to get the spider to lay flat with the weight of the sucker, so you have to play with it. It helps to have the back feet closer to the head of the sucker.

Once you have the legs positioned, dab a little glue onto the back of the googly eyes and place them on your spider.

Now take a step back and admire your little spider sucker! Isn’t he cute? Not at all creepy, like the real ones.

You can even venture to make a daddy-long-legs by using the entire pipe cleaner, rather than cutting them.


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