Rainbow Spider and Web Kid Craft

Kids can make a colorful spider and web, using all the colors of the rainbow. Spider crafts are fun for kids to make, especially when they use their imaginations to create something new. 

Spider and web painting activity

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Rainbows, and spiders and marbles, oh my! 

Spring and summer generally bring out ALL the insects. I am actually less concerned about the appearance of spiders than many other bugs.

But I admit, I like spider crafts better than the real thing!

Kids can be creative with this rainbow spider craft, made with recycled egg carton cups.

The spiders are painted in a variety of colors to make them bright and cheerful.

Related: Corrugated Cardboard Spider 


Colorful spider craft

Black spiders are great for Halloween  but what about spiders and spider webs for spring and summer?

These colorful rainbow spiders spark imagination and creativity. Set out a few different colors of paint and see what your preschooler will create.

This craft might be the cutest bug you'll ever make.

Instructions for rainbow spider:



Supplies for a colorful spider craft


1. Paint a cardboard egg cup with several different paint colors.


Spider legs made with chenille stems


2. When the paint is dry, invert the egg cup and hole punch eight holes around the cup.

3. Cut four chenille stems in half. Insert the stems through the holes as shown in the diagram, to make eight legs.

4. Bend the stems to form spider legs.


Instructions for rainbow spider web:

In a Halloween painting activity we were using the rolling marble method of painting a spider web with black paint.

One of the children wanted to use lots of different paint colors instead of just black.

That's where the idea for a colorful spider web originated.


Spider web craft for kids


1. Cut a piece of white paper to fit inside a round cake pan.

2. Drop a few dabs of paint colors into the pan.

3. Drop a marble into the pan.

4. Hold the pan with both hands and tip it back and forth and side to side, rolling the marble around inside the pan. The marble will drag the paint colors into crisscrossing lines resembling a spider web.



Colorful spider preschool craft using egg cartons


Rainbows and spiders and marbles go together after all!

It's fun to use our imaginations when doing arts and crafts. Making rainbow spiders is one way to create something new and special, while enjoying all the colors of the rainbow.

To date there has been no spider classified as a "rainbow spider".
Do you think we will ever see one?


More fun with colors in this awesome preschool resource!

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