Easy Spider Craft You Can Make With Preschoolers
Spider crafts are so much fun, especially when the spider you make is used for pretend play. This little spider crawls through the branches as he spins his web.
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Bugs and insects are fun for crafting. They're also perfect for engaging those fine motor skills with cutting and gluing, drawing and painting.
The finished bugs are fun to use in pretend play, and perfect for engaging the gross motor skills. Kids can fly with a butterfly, crawl with a caterpillar, and spin a web with a spider.
In this activity, kids will have fun cutting and coloring and gluing to make a friendly little spider.
Supplies for spider craft
Corrugated paper is perfect for this spider craft, because it adds texture to the spider for an added sensory play opportunity. If corrugated isn't available you can use any cardboard you have.
Recently we received a gift of a set of dinner plates. The plates were separated by squares of corrugated paper so we had lots to work with for this craft. But you only need a small piece for the spider.
Related: Corrugated cardboard flower craft
You will also need:
- craft eyes
Instructions for spider craft
1. Cut an X shape from the corrugated paper. Overall length is 5 inches (12.5 cm) Leg length is 2 inches (5 cm).
2. Bend the legs under at 1.5 inches (4 cm) from the outer edge. Cut a V shape out of each leg. This will transform four legs into eight legs.
3. Bend the tips of the legs up.
4. Color the spider with paint or markers.
5. Glue on the googly craft eyes.
6. Poke a small hole in the center of the spider and insert a length of string or yarn.
Use the string to help your spider 'puppet' crawl around the branches.
The string also becomes the 'thread' he hangs from as he spins his web!