Climbing Construction Paper Spiders
We love creating crafts that you can play with after! We have quite a few of these climbing spiders hanging on our windows in our home. And it is always the first thing my daughter shows her friends when they come over. It’s a fun and cute Halloween craft that is perfect for fall!
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Supplies for your spider craft:
- Black Construction Paper.
- A Cardboard Tube.
- Yarn or String.
- Hole Punch.
- 2 Beads. You want ones with bigger holes for threading and ones that are bigger than the hole punch.
- Googly Eyes.
- Black Marker.
- Glue Stick.
See the whole process in under 2 mins in the video at the end of the post!
Start with creating an oval and 8 legs from your black construction paper. The oval needs to be large enough to cover your paper tube.Glue the legs on either side of the body.Flip the construction paper spider over and add on some googly eyes and a little smile. Look how cute he is!
Punch 4 holes in the paper tube. 2 holes, across from each other, on both sides. Cut a long piece of string/yarn. You can make your string as long as you want, however, the spider will only climb as far as your child can pull the strings apart.Use a small piece of tape to create a “needle” on one end of the string. (check out the video below to see how we did it.) String on one bead and pull all it all the way to one end. Then tie a knot around the bead. Thread the string through both holes on one end of the tube and then back through the other side. Finally, add the second bead and tie off that end.Glue your spider to the front side of the paper tube.Hang him from the top of the string. Make sure it’s low enough for your kiddo to reach it. To play, take one bead in each hand and pull out to the sides (not down).
You are sure to have loads of these climbing construction paper spiders all around your house by Halloween!
Check out this fun video to see all the steps in action!
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