Making Stuff: Spider Bean Bag Toss Game {Lion Brand Yarn}

by This is Carrie on November 15, 2013

spider bean bag toss

I imagined and began this Spider Bean Bag Toss game over two years ago when I first got my hands on a pack of Lion Brand Bon Bons. I finally finished all the spiders just a few days before this last Halloween. Finally getting it up on the blog a couple months later which you can either consider too late for last Halloween, or amazingly early for next Halloween.

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Just in time for some pre-trick-or-treating festivities with the 5


Scrap fabric at least 6″x12″  for each spider, 1 package of Lion Brand Yarn Cotton Bon Bons, googly eyes, spider web mat (fond mine in the dollar section of Target).

Download Spider Bean Bag pattern PDF HERE.


1.Cut 2 spider shapes out of each fabric

2. Cut 84 pieces of yarn 12″ long. Separate into 12 strands. braid 3 strands together, securing at each end.  I suggest cutting a piece of cardboard 12′ long and winding yarn around it then cutting at each end all at once.

3. Fold yarn legs in half and baste two pieces to each side of spider body creating four legs.

4. Sew spider body shapes right sides together from mark to mark leaving a hole.

5. Trim and turn

6. Fill with “bean” of choice. I like to use rice or lentils.

7. Hand sew hole closed

8. Glue on googly eyes.

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You’re probably going to be jealous of my spider mat which I found in the Target dollar section 2 years ago. I can’t believe how perfect it is for this little bean bag toss game.  A web could also be made out of posterboard or fabric.

*Pattern and tutorial for personal use only.


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Betsy Wallace
Twitter: mamaartcollect
January 7, 2014 at 11:21 am

These are great! Our MAMA Art Collective members are always looking for projects that we can get done during the time we meet (about 2.5 hour chunks). This seems perfect for that – and fits that preschool age range well.


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