10 Best Spider Crafts Ideas For Children

10 Best Spider Crafts That Kids Will Definitely Enjoy

Spiders were believed to be evil companions of witches in medieval times as they prefer to be in dark places. Thus, exciting and fun Halloween Spider Craft is a significant part of festive decoration during fall every year that helps to create a spooky ambiance in your space. From bouncing spiders that hang from the ceiling at parties to a giant spider web that can freak out your neighbors, there are myriad possibilities of a fun crafting session with a spider that you can explore with your little one.

Fun Spider Crafts for Kids

Spiders have been a subject of a generations-old classic children’s song, “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” and also a part of spine-chilling Halloween décor. From a cluster of huge, hairy, and creepy to cute, spider craft preschool can help kids create an entire rainbow’s worth of activities. While they are definitely spooky, they also remind us that patience is required for navigating life to reach the desired position. The spider is skilled in the art of illusion and entrapment.

Despite being cunning and carnivorous arachnids commonly seen in haunted houses, spiders play a critical role in maintaining the balance in the natural ecosystems. Spiders are even a symbol of happiness, creativity, and wealth in many cultures around the world. With more than 45,000 species of spiders that come in a stunning array of color combinations, they pave the way for a wide range of spider-themed art and spider web craft activities.

With so many varieties, your child can fully explore creativity as they engage in making the most realistic spiders for the Halloween decor. This activity would also allow kids to beat their boredom blues during a vacation break and feel proud to display them at home and school. Here are some spider craft preschool ideas to try using readily available and inexpensive materials around you.

1. Hand Printed Spider

This simple Spider handprint is a beautiful reminder of what wonders your little ones’ tiny hands can do. This is the perfect craft for a Halloween play date or a Spider-themed Party.

What You Will Need 

  • White paper
  • Black Tempera paint
  • Glue

How to Do 

  1. Paint your child’s palm and four fingers with black paint. Leave out the thumb since spiders have only 8 legs.
  2. Print onto the paper and use the other hand to repeat the process, making sure to overlap the palms.
  3. Stick a couple of googly eyes with glue, and your spider art is ready.

2. Wine Cork Spider Craft

This little Spider Craft is pretty cute and can be made in under 5 minutes! Stamping with kids is so easy while using a DIY re-usable stamp pad.

What You Will Need 

  • Wine Corks
  • Black Marker
  • Googly Eyes
  • White Paper
  • Glue
  • Shallow Painting Tray (Styrofoam food trays or paper plates can be recycled)
  • Black Washable Paint

How to Do 

  1. Dip one end of the wine cork into the black paint and press it hard onto the white paper. Repeat as many times as they want, making black circles that represent creepy, crawly spiders.
  2. Once the paint dries, eight legs can be drawn onto the black circle and finished off by sticking googly eyes with glue.
  3. You can use the black markers to make dotted lines from which the spider hangs.

3. Spider Paper Plate Craft

This Spider paper plate craft for children can be made using leftover paper plates after a birthday or Christmas party at home.

What You Will Need 

  • Small Paper Plates (2 per spider)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Googly Eyes (8 per spider)
  • Bright and Sparkly Chenille Stems (4 per Spider)

How to Do

  1. Paint the underside of two small paper plates with acrylic paint and set them aside to dry.
  2. Cut four chenille stems in half to make eight spider legs. Line up your two painted paper plates with the paint facing out on both sides. Staple the plates at the top to join them.
  3. Insert a spider leg between the two plates about one inch apart and staple the two plates together. Place four legs on each side, making a total of eight legs. Put additional staples around the paper plates to secure them in place. Alternatively, you can use a tape for each pipe cleaner spider leg to attach to one of the unpainted sides of the paper plates.
  4. Apply a line of glue around the edges of the paper plate over the taped-down legs. Finally, place a second paper plate onto the glue with the painted side facing outwards.
  5. Bend the chenille stems to make them look like the legs of the spider.
  6. Add eight googly eyes on top.

4. Pom Pom Spider

This fabulously adorable pom-pom craft is sure to delight your kids by making a great addition to many Halloween costumes and Nursery Rhymes.

What You Will Need 

  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pipe cleaners (in any color) – 2
  • Pom Pom (Large/Black)
  • PVA White glue

How to Do 

  1. Cut the pair of pipe cleaners in half to make four shorter pieces.
  2. Trim any sharp points at the ends of the pipe cleaners.
  3. Gather the four pipe cleaners to align them at the ends and make the spider’s eight legs. Bend down each leg around the same point. Place the spider legs on a table or flat surface to see if the whole craft can stand upright. Align each leg by straightening and bend them to make them all the same height as the other legs.
  4. Tie them together in the middle with a short piece of pipe cleaner or string. Fan out the legs outwards.
  5. Glue two or more googly eyes on the pom-pom. Cut out a mouth from felt, craft foam, or paper and stick it below the eyes.
  6. Glue the pom-pom at the center of the pipe cleaner legs and let it dry completely before moving.

5. Paper Spider

This craft is most easy to recreate for a bugs and critters-themed party on Halloween.

What You Will Need

  • Black construction paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or colored pencils (optional)

How to Do 

  1. Draw and cut a large oval shape out of black construction paper for the spider’s body and a smaller circle for the head.
  2. Cut out four thin strips from black construction paper, which should be about five times the width of the spider’s oval body.
  3. Flip and stick the head on top of and four pairs of legs onto the underside of the oval body.
  4. Fold each of the eight legs in the middle, making sure that the beginning of each leg is up towards the body. Place the spider on a flat surface.
  5. Trim the ends of the legs so that all of them can touch the ground.
  6. Glue the googly eyes or draw eyes with crayons or color pencils.
  7. Tape a string at the back to hang it from the ceiling or window frame.


6. Egg Carton Spider

All you need is simple art supplies and an egg carton to make a spider that won’t crawl on you in your sleep.

What You Will Need

  • An egg carton
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaners-4
  • Sharp Pencil
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

How to Do 

  1. Cut one cup out of a cardboard egg carton.
  2. Use a sharp pencil to poke two holes in each side of the cup to thread the legs in.
  3. Paint the cup black and let it dry.
  4. Insert the four pipe cleaners through the holes to make eight legs.
  5. Bend the pipe cleaners to make them look like legs. Trim them if necessary to make them the right length.
  6. Stick the googly eyes.

7. Spider Web Craft

This craft encourages fine motor skills practice for younger kids and turns out cute spider webs.

What You Will Need

  • Paint
  • String or Wool
  • Paper
  • Marker

How to Do 

  1. Dip string in paint to cover the entire length. (Put paint on a paper plate).
  2. Make random designs on paper by placing strings on the paper.
  3. Repeat to form a web.
  4. Dip your finger in paint and make a fingerprint on the paper on the web.
  5. Leave it to dry.
  6. Draw spider legs using markers near the fingerprint.

8. Yarn Spider

When autumn is in full swing, you can have a few creepy bugs crawling around your house or classroom.

What You Will Need 

  • Styrofoam balls (various sizes)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun
  • Yarn (multiple colors)
  • Googly eyes

How to Do 

  1. Wrap yarn around your Styrofoam ball and secure it with a bit of hot glue.
  2. Take a chopstick and pierce two holes, one on each side of your yarn ball.
  3. Insert pipe cleaners (cut into “legs”) with four legs per side.
  4. Stick on the googly eyes.

9. Aluminum Foil Spider Craft

Instead of conventional or on predictable lines, break the monotony by using shiny aluminum foil for this craft.

What You Will Need 

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Tape
  • Scissor
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Cardstock Paper

How To Do 

  1. Crumble a piece of aluminum foil into a small ball.
  2. Cut six to eight strips (~5 “x0.25”) from black cardstock paper.
  3. Fold the black paper strips as shown below, making the legs of the spider.
  4. Tape the paper strips and eyes to the foil ball.

10. Spider Pumpkins

Pumpkins are an essential part of seasonal Fall decorations. Cute little pumpkin spiders can be crafted by pre-schoolers in an instant and added to the classroom display.

What You Will Need 

  • Black Paint and Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Mini Pumpkin
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Construction Paper

How To Do 

  1. Paint the pumpkin black and leave it to dry.
  2. Cut out eight legs from black construction paper (4.5×0.75 inches).
  3. Fold back and forth eight legs.
  4. Stick the googly eyes on the pumpkin’s front face.
  5. Glue the legs around the pumpkin as feet for the spider.

Research suggests that craft activities can be a form of creative expression for kids rather than just a way to while away time. It can be a great stress buster that helps develop critical thinking, boosts counting and pattern recognition, supports team-building, and fosters mental growth. So, bond with your child with these spider craft ideas and help them learn new skills from the activity. By allowing them to choose colors and make the designs themselves, it will help enhance their cognitive and motor abilities and foster their imagination while giving you cute decor items.

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