For the month of October I hope to do a Halloween craft a day with my kids. Today’s craft is an extension of a craft we frequently do when we read “The Very Busy Spider
” by Eric Carle
and make spider webs with paper, string and tape. Normally we draw the spiders in the web, but with Halloween approaching I want to decorate the house with various homemade Halloween crafts. These paper spiders are a great start to our decorations and a fun way to get in the spirit of Halloween. Of course this is also a good activity to do in conjunction with The Very Busy Spider
. This craft is recycled from materials used for the paper ice-cream craft
You will need
- previously made paper ice-cream or if making from scratch; a gachapon capsule or a shallow wide cup such as the cup on a flask, or a yoghurt carton would work too. We used origami paper, but you could easily use regular paper. You will also need some tissue.
- pipe cleaners (chenille stems), tape, a scissors and a marker.
- an elastic band if you want to hang the spider so that it moves in the wind or bounces when pulled.
We used the paper ice-cream scoops we made the other day for the spider’s body, you can find the step to step on that post
, or here’s a recap;
The kids drew faces on them and then very simply we taped 4 pipe cleaners on each to make the 8 legs of the spider. We cut elastic bands and taped them to the spider and hung them from the window frame. Easy, fun, no mess; my kind of craft!