Every year, I find myself making spider crafts during Halloween.
Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of real spiders…but, spiders are always my go-to Halloween craft. Once I turn over my calendar to October, it feels like it’s already time to go to the pumpkin patch, grab some Halloween costumes, go door-to-door, and fall back in love with fake spiders <—it’s inevitable. Since I know I’m a bit of a procrastinator, I love simple, last minute crafts that I can do with my kids. This last minute spider craft was inspired by my preschoolers favorite thing in the world…
My daughter’s favorite thing is…
In fact, she’s even poured an entire bottle on glitter in her hair to “become a fairy”…but, that’s another story.
This time, we used the pink glitter to make some quick and easy spider crafts to decorate for Halloween. The size of these spiders were perfect for hanging on the edge of our family photos. They were spooky, but cute – my favorite combination!
What You’ll Need to Make these Spider Crafts
- Lids (we used small plastic lids)
- Pipe Cleaners
After you’ve gathered everything for your spiders, your preschoolers can get to work. The small canvas (the plastic lids) work those fine motor muscles that young kids need to strengthen for writing skills.
How to Make Last Minute Spider Crafts
- Let kids squeeze glue onto the lids or spread it with a brush.
- Sprinkle some glitter on top.
- Add a little extra glue for the eyes.
- Let this dry and then turn the lid over.
- Add pipe cleaner legs (8 in total – 4 pipe cleaners cut in half to make 8 short legs) by taping them to the back of the spiders.
Once they’re complete, you can use the pipe cleaners to wrap onto the corner of a picture frame or door way. You could even add these to a jack-o-lantern!
Need a bigger decoration? Check out these simple paper plate spiders.
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