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Easy Spider Craft with Spider Web

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This easy spider craft that includes a spider web requires a common supplies and teaches young children about the parts of a spider.

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Easy Spider Craft and Spider Web Activity for Kids


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Before starting this spider craft, click here to open the anatomy of a spider sheet and labels. Print out the labels and use the labeled picture as a guide.

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Spider Craft for Kids

In this spider craft make a web and spider from a few craft supplies. Then, label the parts of a spider using the printable labels.

Yield: 1 spider and web

Equipment

  • 1 6″ (circumference) Styrofoam ball

  • 8 Chenille sticks, color of your choice You will need 4 for the legs.

  • Craft pain in varying colors

  • 6 to 12 “Googly” eyes

  • 3-4 Toothpicks You only use 2, but have a few on hand.

  • Several yards of yarn

  • 1 Styrofroam or paper plate

  • Glue

  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Read a book about spiders. Here are four we have used and enjoyed:
    • Anansi the Spider is a traditional Ashanti tale
    • Are You a Spider by Judy Allen
    • Spiders by National Geographic
    • I”m Trying to Like Spiders


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