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Paint Splat Spider Craft

This easy Halloween craft for kids can be used to help learn scissor skills too.
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Keyword: EYFS, Halloween, Preschooler
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Kate Williams


  • Black paint
  • Scissors
  • Black pen
  • Glue
  • Scrap white paper


  • White or coloured paper
  • Black paper or card


  • Take a piece of paper and fold it in half.
  • Near the fold, add some black paint.
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  • Fold the paper back closed and then squish the paint through the paper to make your paint splat. Open the paper back up to see your shape, you can always add more paint at this point if needed.
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  • Cut circles out of your white scrap paper to make your spiders eyes and draw a dot in the middle with your black pen. Glue these into place. You can also cut out and glue on a mouth if you would like.
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  • Cut eight long rectangles out of black paper or card to make your spiders legs and glue these into place onto your paint splat.
  • Your spooktastic spider is now done!
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I've used blue paper for this craft but white or any other colour would work as the black should be strong enough to stand out well. Use green, orange or purple to make it even more Halloweeny.
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