Spooky Spider Fun and Easy Halloween Craft

Halloween crafts are good un-scary fun! This spooky black spider is easy to make and so is his spooky spider web.

Spooky spider Halloween craft - Preschool toolkit

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I have to admit I like spiders - at least, I don't mind them, especially in crafts.

I also like paint colors.

So far we've used a variety of paint colors in spider crafts to make a rainbow spider and a brown spider.

Now we're bringing out the black paint for this Halloween craft.

This might be called a spooky spider activity but this spider actually looks quite friendly!

Kids can have fun making the spider, then help the spider spin his web.


 Supplies for Halloween spider craft for kids

Supplies for the spider
  • black paint
  • black chenille stems
  • craft eyes
  • hole punch
  • disposable cup
  • pompoms or felt or furry fabric 


 Paint a small cup to make a spider Halloween craft

Instructions for the spider

1. Paint the cup

Place the cup upside down on a foam tray. Turn the tray as you paint so you can reach all areas of the cup without getting your fingers in the paint!  Steady the cup by placing your pointer finger on the top as you paint.

Spooky spider Halloween craft


2. Hole punch

When the paint is dry, hole punch four times around the open rim of the cup.

3. Make spider legs

Cut four chenille stems in half to make them just the right length for the spider legs. Push a chenille stem through one of the holes and twist in the middle to secure it to the cup while at the same time forming two legs . Bend the ends up.

Halloween spider craft for kids

4. Complete the spider

Glue pompoms or felt or a round piece of furry fabric (as shown) to the top of the spider's head.

Glue on two craft eyes.


This spooky spider is ready to spin his web! See the instructions below.

Spooky spider Halloween craft

Instructions for the web

1. Cut a piece of white paper to fit inside a shallow bake pan.

2. Drop a bit of black paint into the center of the pan.

3. Roll a marble around inside the pan through the paint, making thin crisscrossing lines resembling a spider web.


Halloween spider and web painting activity for preschoolers


This Halloween craft wasn't scary at all! And the spider and his web are ready for Halloween fun!

Be sure to visit the Made for Kids linky party !


Find more crafts and activities on our Halloween Pinterest board.


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