There may only be one thing that I like better than a fun craft that my little one can help with. That is when you can tie in a fundamental skill in the process! These fine motor spiders were so fun to make with V. She can continue to take them apart and put them together over and over again. Working on fine motor skills every single time!
With spiders being a prompt for our #PowerOfPlay52 challenge I got lucky and had a friend help me create these fun adorable spiders! They are perfect for learning through play and since we didn’t glue down the legs this can be played with over and over again!
What you need for you Fine Motor Spiders:
- A toilet paper tube. One tube made 5 spiders!
- Black marker.
- Hole punch.
- Pipecleaners. 2 per spider.
- Googly eyes.
- Optional string or yarn to hang.
How to make your Fine Motor Spiders:
Start by letting your little one color your toilet paper tube. You might need to assist by holding it for them. Then cut into equal strips. Again, I cut out 5 from my single toilet paper tube. Next, pinch in half and punch out 4 holes. Then reshape into circles. Cut your pipe cleaners in half and hand over to your little one. I set up one spider as an example so V knew what she was attempting to do. Have them put all 4 legs through both sides. The first one was a little tricky, the next was easier.
Depending on your little one’s age you might have to help with the second hole, but let them try to figure it out. Then bend the legs to shape however you like and glue on googly eyes.
Let them dry and you’re done! You can add string if you want to hang them or simply add them around the house.They will love to play with these, not too scary, fine motor spiders!
If you love this activity here are a couple more you might enjoy!
I need to start stocking up my TP rolls! Spiders and Pumpkins on my list now!