These spider craft templates are perfect for Halloween and best of all they’re totally free to download!
Every year as soon as October starts my kids want to make some spooky arts, crafts and decorations and spider crafts have to be some of our favourites.
There are so many different and fun ways that kids can create spiders and so we’re sharing five different templates so that no matter what idea you have in mind we can help you create it – plus we’re sharing some ideas of our own.
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Free Spider Template
I love all these cute spider templates and I hope this resource is something you and your kids will love too – although I know personally my son will be adding fangs to make his more suitable for Halloween!
There are five different designs in this PDF pack so no matter what craft idea you want to try there’s something that should be able to help. Here’s what you’ll find:
- A basic outline of a spider
- A spider with eyes and a mouth – this one is super cute!
- A body of a spider with no legs
- A spider’s head and body with no legs
- A spiders web
Spider Craft Ideas
Coloring is always an activity that we recommend because not only is it one that’s really quick and easy to set up, it’s normally one that kids enjoy too, a win all round.
All you need to do is print out your templates on to white or colored paper (pale blue, purple or orange would be great) and then grab your crayons, markers and coloring pencils.
Create some legs
Using the spiders body that has no legs find some materials to create some. You could glue on popsicle sticks, cut long pieces of black paper (great for practicing using scissors) or use long thin pieces of sponge dabbed into black paint.
If you are using these printables with an activity where your child is likely to use a lot of paint or glue, or they’re gluing on heavy materials (as much as you can call a popsicle stick heavy!) then I’d recommend printing onto cardstock instead as it’s less likely to get over saturated with glue or paint and it’s more likely to be able to cope with the heavier materials without tearing.
We’ve previously shared an easy spider craft using scrunched tissue that would work perfectly with the spider web template.
Paper Plate Twirler
We used this spider template to make our spiders web craft. It’s a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills and you can use it as Halloween decor too!
Pom Pom Painting
Painting with pom poms is such a fun way to create some texture using paint and it makes a great alternative to just using paintbrushes. We’ve shared a tutorial previously of a spider craft made in this way that you could easily adapt to make with these PDFs, you could use the spider’s body template or paint one directly on to the spider’s web.
More Spider Crafts for Kids
We made these recycled CD spiders when my son was four and my daughter was two so I can confirm that they’re perfect for preschoolers and toddlers!
They’re a great way to get creative with any old CDs or DVDs that you might have lying around the house and the hole in the middle means that you can hang them up too.
These paint splat spiders are the perfect spooky season alternative to paint splat butterflies and the simple method means that younger kids and preschoolers can join in with the fun.
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