Colorful Spider and Web Preschool Craft
Spider crafts are fun for kids to make, and can easily be used in pretend play. In this fun painting activity kids get to create colorful spiders and webs, using all the colors of the rainbow.
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Black spiders are great for Halloween crafts but what about spiders and spider webs for spring and summer?
In this activity, spiders can be painted in a variety of colors to make them bright and cheerful.
The spiders are easy to make with recycled egg carton cups, paint, and colorful chenille stems.
Related: Corrugated Cardboard Spider
Instructions for the rainbow web:
In another 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.
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.
Instructions for the rainbow spider:
1. Paint a cardboard egg cup with several different paint colors.
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.
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 amazing preschool resource! (affiliate link)
Visit our Rainbow board on Pinterest.