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Recycle an old bottle cap to make this fun spider craft for preschoolers. It’s perfect for Halloween and for your bug activities.
Encourage fine motor skills and creativity with this simple spider craft. Add it to your spider activities for preschoolers, Halloween activities, or your general bug themed lesson plans.
The weather is finally feeling like autumn, and it’s time to turn our focus to Halloween activities. This spider Halloween craft is a lot of fun, and it’s a great way for little ones to practice their scissor skills.
Spider Craft for Preschoolers
There are about 40,000 species of spiders on the planet. Spiders aren’t insects. They’re arachnids with eight legs (instead of six like insects). Most spiders spin webs to catch their food.
Preschool moms and teachers love quick and easy crafts. This spider craft is one of them. Kids will love turning an old bottle cap into a not-so-scary spider.
What You’ll Need
- construction paper
- white printer paper
- google eyes
- plastic bottle cap
- spider web template <<< click there to download
What You’ll Do
Print out the spider web template on white printer paper. Have your child cut it out. If your little one is too young for scissors, you can cut it out for them. However, this is a great opportunity for your little ones to practice using scissors.
Glue the spider web into the top corner of your construction paper. For Halloween, you can use orange paper. If you’re using this outside of the Halloween season, you can use a more neutral color.
Now, have your child glue the bottle cap to the paper. If you don’t have a black one on hand, paint it with black paint.
Have your child glue google eyes (or use self-stick ones) to the top of the bottle cap (on the paper above the bottle cap).
Then, use a black marker to draw eight legs on your spider.
After completing the “main” spider, your kids can draw baby spiders. They can also use an ink pad to make fingerprint babies instead of drawing them.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SPIDERS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about spiders. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! – Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them.
Spiders – From tiny baby spiderlings to large tarantulas, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons’ introduction to these intriguing arachnids reminds us that even when they look scary, most spiders are harmless—and even helpful!
There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider – As the old mummy makes his way across a graveyard and through a haunted castle, he swallows all kinds of creepy things. From a rat to witches’ brew, and a crow to a spooky ghost, this mummy keeps swallowing and swallowing…until finally there’s a knock on the door.
RESOURCES I LOVE
If you’re kids actually enjoy spiders, they will love these realistic plastic spiders from Valefor! There are five spiders included in the pack.
Add some fun to your dress up box when you include a spider mask. It’s perfect for Halloween or any day. Kids will love wearing it as they act out their favorite spider stories.
As you begin gearing up for your Halloween celebrations, let your kids help you make this awesome Spider Cake! It’s so cute!