This creepy crawly craft is just plain fun! Pretend play is one of the best ways for our little kiddos to learn and grow their imaginations. With this craft, your child will put together a crawling spider that they can use it over and over again in their imaginative play time!
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Creating this Creepy Crawly Spider!
This craft is included in the Craft Lovers upgrade for our Halloween box, with all of the pieces pre-cut for you! If you choose to do this on your own, you can use a small glass or bowl to help create the perfect circles necessary.
Black construction paper (a circle, a body base, 8 long legs)
Gray construction paper (a circle for the head)
Cut out eyes and mouth for the head
Step 1 If you’ve upgraded your subscription box to the Craft Lovers upgrade, set out your pre-cut circles, legs, and stick. If you have not upgraded, you will need to cut out 8 legs from your black construction paper, a base for the spider, a black circle to cover the stick, a gray circle for the face, and then any decorations for the face.
Step 2 Have your kiddo glue the 8 legs to the base piece.
Step 3 Attach the stick to the base with some glue.
Step 4 Glue the second black circle on top of the base to cover the stick and legs.
Step 5 Glue the gray circle on the top for the head.
Step 6 Glue on the eyes and mouth pieces.
Step 7 Bend the construction paper on the spider’s legs back and forth accordion style to make him/her look like he/she is crawling.
Step 8 Have a ball playing with your new spider friend!
Fun Ways to Use Your New Spider Friend!
Any time we create something like this fun crawling spider, we don’t just want it to sit on the counter, never to be touched. We like to PLAY with it. You can create multiple spiders and have them be part of a puppet show. You can add letters to the body and have your child practice the letter sound. You can use it as a fun pointer when finding things around the house that start with certain sounds and letters. You can use stickers to decorate the spider and give him/her more of a personality. There are so many fun extensions for this one!
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