Spider Craft Idea

Spider Craft Ideas | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Craft for Kids

Spider Craft Ideas | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Craft for Kids

Here’s a fun and easy spider craft idea to make this Halloween or during a spider unit: a spider necklace!  It only requires a few materials to make and kids will love wearing it.

Materials:

  • small metal bell (1 inch wide)
  • black acrylic paint
  • clear sealer (I use Mod Podge)
  • paint brush
  • yarn
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • hot glue or craft glue

Directions:

  1. Place a small strand of yarn through the top of the bell.Spider Craft Idea | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Crafts for Kids
  2. Hold the bell by the string to easily paint around it with two coats of black acrylic paint.  Once it’s dry, paint on one coat of a clear sealer.  Mod Podge works great for this and the paint won’t scrape off the bell.  *Tip:  Speed up the drying time with a hair dryer.  Each coat of paint dries in just a few minutes under the dryer. Spider Craft Idea | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Crafts for Kids
  3. Cut each pipe cleaner in half.  Lay each piece horizontally along the bottom of the bell.  Push them up inside the bell to hold them in place.  *Important:  Make sure the legs line up with the top loop in such a way that once the string is put through to make a necklace, the spider is turned the correct way.Spider Craft Idea | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Crafts for Kids Spider Craft Idea | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Crafts for Kids
  4. Bend the pipe cleaners to shape them like spiders’ legs. Spider Craft Idea | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Crafts for Kids
  5. Glue on the googly eyes with hot glue or craft glue.  Add a new piece of string the length desired for a necklace through the loop and tie in a knot. Spider Craft Idea | Spider Craft Ideas for Kids | Spider Crafts for Kids

I love how they turned out!  The pipe cleaners actually look like hairy spider legs!  This spider craft idea comes from day 5 of my week-long spiders unit.  I encourage students to wear the necklace home and share eight things they learned about spiders with their family and friends, one for each leg.

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