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The Very Busy Spider Craft and More Spider Activities

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Don’t miss out on this Very Busy Spider Craft! It’s a super fun way to get the kids involved and having a blast! 

So often I don’t post kids’ activities because our projects never turn out picture-esque, but I figure that our kids had a lot of fun making these, and I hope to encourage all of those non-crafty moms to just get messy. That’s what we did, and the kids love their projects.

We read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle, we love him, and the kids decided they wanted to make their own spiders. My son is my little biology lover and loves all creatures great and small.

He spends his time reading animal books and recites random animal facts throughout the day.

This is actually a super fun and cute activity that is great for all ages.

Be certain to check out our Spider Books for Kids as well. 

very busy spider craft

The Very Busy Spider Craft and More Spider Activities

Keep in mind that crafting is the perfect time to let the kids explore and find fun new activities and things that they like to do. They’re always excited to learn more about spiders and this spider craft was perfect for just that! 

The Very Busy Spider Craft Supplies

All you need are the simple supplies below to get started. As you can tell, it’s not hard to do and easy to set up to get started today! 

We drew on the black construction paper with the white crayon to create our web. We cut out the shapes for the body using green for the head, and red for the body and legs. I cut the legs out as one long strip and then cut it if I need to bend the legs. We used a fork to add the yellow paint to the body and head to give it a messy multi-colored appearance.

My kids didn’t care to pull the paint out with the fork, they just wanted to cover it with as much paint as they could. They used black paint for the legs to give it a hairy appearance.

Recommended Spider Books

Make certain that you combine reading with learning fun! These spider books are some of our favorites and they dive more into the details about spiders, too. The kids will love learning all about this lesson and might be able to identify spiders more often as well. 

The Very Busy SpiderThe Very Busy SpiderThe Very Busy SpiderSpiders: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)Spiders: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)Spiders: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series)Aaaarrgghh! Spider!Aaaarrgghh! Spider!Aaaarrgghh! Spider!Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books)Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books)Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books)Walter's Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesWalter’s Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesWalter's Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesBugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Bugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!Bugs, Spiders and Insects!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bug Lovers!

Spider Activities for kids
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Our theme for the Bookspiration Club this month was spiders, so check out these other books and see what activities these wonderful ladies have come up with.

More Spider Activities

Here are some more super fun spider activities that are great to pair up with this spider activity. Have the kids do a couple together at a time for crafting and learning fun! 

Simple Spider Craft

Spider Craft Ideas

Elementary Spider Activities

Spider Web Color Wheel Craft – by Artsy Momma
Spider Coloring & Activity Book {Free Printable Book} by The Natural Homeschool
Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities by Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
Glittery Spider Webs by Simple Fun for Kids
Silly Spider Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun
Counting Spiders Preschool Math Game by Schooltime Snippets

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