Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Once you learn how to make a spider with a mini donut, you can quickly put together enough to delight an entire group of kids. These spider donuts are fun and easy Halloween treats to make with or for your kids.
I understand why some moms spend hours looking for cute ideas on Pinterest and then spend just as much time recreating those projects in real life. I just don’t have that much spare time!
So, in my ongoing effort to pull off Pinterest-worthy projects with as little time and effort as possible, today I’m sharing a simple tutorial to show you how to make a spider with a mini donut.
How to Make a Spider with a Mini Donut
To save time, most of my snack crafts start with a store-bought item. This way, you can skip the baking and get right to assembly.
For these spider donuts, we start with mini donuts. We’ll also need pretzel twists for the legs, and a few decorative items to complete the spider effect:
- Mini Chocolate Donuts
- Pretzels – Pretzel Twists
- Candy eyeballs
- Chocolate frosting
- Chocolate sprinkles
You can skip the frosting and sprinkles if you really want to keep this project simple. But in my experience, sprinkles make everything WAY cooler to kids. Same with the googly eyes, just like in my Halloween Bat and Ghost Pretzels recipe.
Step 1: Make Spider Legs
The very first thing we need to do to make spider donuts is to break the pretzel twists to use as the spider legs. I’ve found that if you break them in half and remove the broken middle pieces, they come out to the perfect length and curve.
Step 2: Attach Spider Legs
Next, stick 8 of the pretzel pieces into the sides of the donut to create the spider’s legs.
Um, you’ll notice I only did 6 legs. I thought they looked too crowded with all 8 legs. Do know that every single child you present one of these spiders to WILL point out there are 2 legs missing if you decide to follow my example.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
You can skip this step if you want, but it doesn’t take long. Plus, if you’re making these with your kids, this is usually their favorite part.
Fill the hole in the center of the donut with chocolate frosting.
While you have the frosting out, dab a little on the back of the candy eyeballs and attach them to the front of the spider donut.
To make the donut spider look hairy, add some chocolate sprinkles to the top.
Make up enough for the whole family to enjoy.
Cute, right? And unless you struggled with breaking the pretzel twists, it should have only take a few minutes.
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