Do your kids love spiders? The spider egg carton craft is an enjoyable way to spark creativity and imagination in your child’s mind.
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Using simple supplies like used egg cartons, paint, and other easy-to-find art materials, your kids can transform these everyday materials into a beautiful and creative spider creation!
Your kids will have so much fun building their own unique spider designs – from the traditional black spiders complete with furry legs, to even making a variation of an eight-legged monster full of color. You won’t believe what your kids can come up with!
This fun spider egg carton craftivity will just take a few minutes of your time and make sure to gather the necessary art supplies before getting started!
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Spider Egg Carton Craft Supplies
Here are the materials you’ll need to get started with this fun craft!
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Spider Printable Activities for Kids
Encourage your homeschooled kids to not fear spiders! Instead, learn more about them with the help of this fun spider printable activity for kids.
This fun printable bundle about bats and spiders will take your kids on an enjoyable ride of learning more about these not-so-creepy creatures! A perfect addition to your child’s biology learning materials.
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Spider Egg Carton Craft
Introduce your kids to a unique and exciting craft perfect for Halloween or any other day – the spider egg carton craft! Not only is this spider craft an excellent way to bond and spend quality time together with your little ones, but it’s also a fantastic way to help improve their self-expression, imagination, and fine motor skills while teaching them more about spiders.
All you need is an old egg carton, some black poster paint, and a few other supplies like fuzzy wires readily available at home. So, let’s dive in and create something spider-tastic with your homeschooled kids!
You can start this fantastic spider craft by preparing your egg cartons that will serve as the body of your spiders! Your kids can create as many as they’d like without breaking the bank. Be sure to use black poster paint to color your spider’s body for a more realistic appeal!
What makes spiders creepy? Their hairy legs! Recreate their legs using the pipe cleaners you have prepared!
Be sure to make 8 legs for a single spider craft. You can attach these legs 4 per side to imitate the look of a real spider.
Your spider craft will not be complete without attaching their eyes! You can use a pair of googly eyes if you have one, or simply cut and trace small circles on your prepared cardboard and paste them on your spiders so they can serve as their eyes.
Don’t forget to use your black markers to shade the inner parts of your spider’s eyes.
For the final touch! Remember to fold your spider’s legs a little bit on each tip to make it appear like the real live ones!
Hooray! You now have finished creating a masterpiece! This creepy crawlies craft will look adorable and useful for your next homeschool science lesson about spiders.
This can also be a great addition to your list of Halloween crafts for kids.
- Egg cartons
- Black pipe cleaners
- Black poster paint
- Paint brush
- Black marker
- Cut the concave part of your egg cartons to create the body of the spider.
- Use black poster paint for coloring the body of your spider.
- Prepare 8 spider legs using the black pipe cleaners. Make sure to divide and attach 4 legs for each side of your spider body.
- To create spider eyes, cut a pair of circles using your scissors and cardboard. Make their eye look more lively by drawing or shading parts of the inner eye using your black pen marker.
- Don't forget to bend the tip of the spider legs to make your spiders look more realistic!
- Hooray! You have created your very first adorable spider egg carton craft!
I hope your kids have enjoyed creating this spider egg carton craft as much as my kids and I did. It’s a fantastic way to engage your children while encouraging them to use their minds and try something new!
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