I’m so pleased with the way this easy spider craft turned out! It’s super simple to make so it’s suitable for toddlers or preschoolers too, you can use it to help practice those scissor skills and most importantly I think it looks great!
Did I mention the looking great part?! Halloween is a great excuse to do some crafting with your kids and this simple craft is easy to set up too.
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Halloween is a great time for crafting with your child and I find that it tends to be one that really inspires their imaginations too.
As a parent I’m not super keen on anything too scary or gory and so our ideas are very much kid friendly!
Scrunching paper as I’ve used for this spider craft idea is a really nice technique to try, you could use large or small bits of tissue paper depending on how you would like to make your spider.
You could also use this as an excuse to get outside and look for spiders webs to inspire your drawing of the one behind your spider.
We’ve shared lots of Halloween crafts for kids over the years (did you know I’ve written a book of them?) but you’ll also find some more easy Halloween ideas at the end of this post if you fancy having a morning or afternoon filled with activities.
To make this craft you’ll need to start with a large piece of coloured card or cardstock. I recommend card for crafts like this rather than paper because large amounts of glue (as kids tend to use!) can make paper a bit floppy or even worse tear.
Draw a web shape onto your card, I’ve used a white chalk pen but if you’re using light coloured card then I’m sure a normal black marker would work well.
You might want to help young kids draw the web shape but older kids will be able to do it themselves – or younger kids might want to draw it too!
If you want something quick to help you prepare then this craft would work perfectly with our spider web printable that’s available with our free spider template, this would be perfect if you’re making this with a group as well.
Cut out eight strips of black cardstock or paper using kids scissors and then draw a circle in glue onto your coloured card, fill the circle in with more glue and then stick your black card strips onto it to make your spiders legs.
Next scrunch up some black tissue paper and stick this on to make the spiders body – you could try tearing and scrunching different sizes of tissue paper.
Finally cut some circles or ovals from white scrap paper or card and draw a black circle onto them to make them into eyes and stick these onto the spiders body.
- Black pen
- Coloured pen for the web
- Tissue paper black
- Coloured card for background
- Black cardstock or paper
- White scrap paper or card
- Draw a web shape onto coloured card.
- Cut out eight strips from black card or paper.
- Make a circle on the web using glue.
- Stick the eight strips onto the edges of the circle to make the spiders legs.
- Scrunch up black tissue paper and stick it onto the glue circle.
- Cut white circles from white card or paper and draw black dots on them to make the spiders eyes.
- Stick the spiders eyes onto its body.
More Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids
This stained glass pumpkin suncatcher is always a popular craft for Halloween and is a great way to help teach colour mixing too.
I love this fun zombie craft and my kids loved making them too.
Got some coloured tissue paper left over? Why not try making this easy Frankenstein craft?