Get Crafty this Halloween

If you’re feeling creative, get stuck into some spooky bakes and crafts this Halloween. There’s no need to be wasteful – once you’ve used up your Burford Browns make use of the box too. Our favourite craft are these egg carton spiders. They’re a fun way to keep you and your children busy, and so easy to make!

For these egg carton spiders you’ll need:

  • Paper egg carton
  • Black paint or black spray paint
  • Glitter paint or Glitter Glue (optional)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Black pipe cleaners or chenille stems
  • Google eyes (small to medium)
  • 1/16 inch round hand punch
  • Scissors
  • Old newspaper



  • Cut the egg holders out of the carton.
  • Flip them upside down, and paint them black (use the newspaper to protect your surface).
  • To add some sparkle you can use glitter paint to go over the black, or glitter glue, as well.
  • While they are still wet, apply the eyes – they should stick on with ease. If they are having trouble holding, just wait until the paint is dry and glue them on.
  • After the paint has dried use the hand punch to punch holes – 4 on each side of the spider, toward the bottom of the egg holders.
  • Cut pipe cleaners into 4 equal parts.
  • Finally, attach 8 pipe cleaner pieces to the holes, and bend to secure – shape the pipe cleaners into legs. You should now have your very own pet spider!