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! 

>> See more fun spider activities for kids here

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.

The Very Busy Spider Craft and More Spider Activities

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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! 

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

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The Very Busy Spider Craft

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! 

Prang (Formerly SunWorks) Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 12Prang (Formerly SunWorks) Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 12750pcs Wiggle Eyes Self-Adhesive Googly Eyes, 4mm~18mm750pcs Wiggle Eyes Self-Adhesive Googly Eyes, 4mm~18mmWashable Tempera Paint for Kids,30 Colors (2 oz Each) Liquid Poster PaintWashable Tempera Paint for Kids,30 Colors (2 oz Each) Liquid Poster Paint

 

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.

Check out these Spider Books for Kindergarten and let your kids learn amazing facts about spiders.

The Very Busy Spider Craft

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 Spider Charlotte’s Web[ CHARLOTTE’S WEB ] By White, E. B. ( Author )Apr-24-2012 Hardcover Diary of a Spider The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Iza Trapani’s Extended Nursery Rhymes) Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books) National Geographic Readers: Spiders Spiders (Smithsonian-science)

 

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.

Spider Activities for kids
The Very Busy Spider Craft

The Very Busy Spider Craft and More Spider Activities

Materials

  • Construction paper– red, green, and black
  • white crayon
  • yellow and black paint
  • a fork
  • googly eyes
  • button or orange construction paper

Instructions

    1. Use the white crayon to create a web on the black construction paper.
    2. 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.
    3. Use a fork to add yellow paint to the body and head to give it a messy multi-colored appearance. Use black paint for the legs to give them a hairy appearance

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If you have a preschooler who’s into crafts, check out this list of Spider Crafts for Preschoolers!

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! 

Spider Activities for Preschoolers

Preschoolers will love these spider activities. Very simple and fun to do!

Spider Activities for Kindergarten

You will have an awesome activity time during your homeschool spider lesson with these spider-themed activities. Perfect for spider-lovers!

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Elementary Spider Activities

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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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