14 Spider Web Crafts and Activities

Looking for some spider web crafts?

 

I have 14 FUN spider web crafts for kids that they will LOVE! These are fun, easy, and perfect to do in the classroom or at home.

 

Let’s get started with some spider web crafts!

 


#1: Spider Handprint Craft

 

This is an adorable spider web craft for kids! The printable is FREE too, so it makes it super simple.

 

My son loved making the spider handprint. He can’t wait to give it to his teacher!

 

free spider handprint craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • printer
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • marker

 

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B. Set-up

 

Paint your little one’s hand black other than their thumb and make a print on the paper.

 

Then, wash their hand off and paint the other hand the same way. Make the print right next to the other print to make it look like a spider.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the handprint is dry, cut it out!

 

Print off my FREE spiderweb printable and have the kids paste their handprint on the paper.

 

Lastly, draw a string coming down from the web. Then, write a fun message to someone for Halloween!

 

RELATED: Halloween Printables


#2: Spiderweb Popsicle Sticks

 

This is one of my favorite spider web crafts for kids that we have done.

 

I love the different colors of spider webs, and the kids enjoyed using the thread to create them.

 

spiderweb popsicle stick craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Have the kids paint the popsicle sticks using acrylic paint. You can make them a whole bunch of different colors or stick with one. You need 4 popsicle sticks for each web that you want to make. 

 

Wait for them to dry; this will take about 30 minutes to dry completely.

 

Once they are dry, the adult will hot glue them together. First, make a plus sign with the sticks, then glue the other two in the shape of an X behind the plus sign.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will take the colored thread and wrap them around the spider web. Have them start at the bottom of the sticks by wrapping them around each stick, then make their way up towards the top.

 

Once they have wrapped the yarn around the sticks, grab a small piece of tape and tape the end to the back of one of the sticks. This will hold the yarn in place!

 

If you want to add toy spiders onto the popsicle sticks, the adult can hot glue them on.

 


#3: Paper Spiders

 

There’s something so easy about regular old paper crafts. Sometimes you just need something easy that takes a few supplies.

 

This spider web craft is perfect for kids to make.

 

paper spider craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • colored paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • marker

 

B. Set-up

 

Create the pieces of the spider for your kids. To create the body, you’ll draw an oval shape. For the legs, you’ll make two rectangle shapes that are connected.

 

Lastly, you’ll need to cut out a long rectangle shape for the spider’s web.

 

C. Activity

 

To work on some cutting skills, your kids can cut out all the pieces you draw! Of course, you can also do this step for them if you’d like.

Have the kids create each spider by gluing the legs to the body with a glue stick.

 

Then, they will glue the web to the back of the spider’s body. Lastly, add on googly eyes and a mouth using a marker!

 


#4: Noodle Spider Craft

 

Make a spider craft out of noodles for a fun and different sensory craft for kids!

 

I love the prints that sponges make. It’s the perfect supply to make a spider craft.

 

noodle spider craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • acrylic paint
  • spiral pasta noodles
  • plastic bags
  • parchment paper
  • art tray
  • cardboard or card stock paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a circle shape on a sponge and cut it out. We created a few so we could make different colored spiders.

 

You can either paint the pasta noodles by hand or place them inside a ziplock bag with some acrylic paint and shake it up. Then, dump out the pasta on parchment paper to let it dry.

C. Activity

 

Make prints on cardboard or card stock paper for the spider’s body.

 

When the pasta noodles are dry, you can use school glue to glue them onto paper or cardboard. Glue on googly eyes and make a face on each spider.

 

This is such a fun sensory craft for kids!

 


#5: Wine Cork Spiders

 

Save those wine corks! This spider web craft for kids is adorable and super easy to do.

 

I love being able to reuse materials that we have laying around the house. The wine corks make the perfect shape for a spider.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • wine corks
  • acrylic paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • marker
  • paper

 

B. Set-up

 

Have the kids dip the cork in black paint and make prints on the paper. They can make these prints all over the paper. We created 10 spiders.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the kids are done making the prints, have them draw lines coming from the top of the paper to the spider. They can make different types of lines, or they can make the same ones.

 

This is a great and fun way to get some writing work in!

 

Then, they will create 8 legs for each spider and glue on googly eyes!

 


#6: Spider Web Plate

 

This cute spider web craft for kids is perfect for Halloween time or for a kiddo who loves spiders (like my son).

 

Tape resist art is such a fun process for kids. It’s super simple to set up too.

 

spider web paper plate

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • masking tape
  • bottle caps
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue
  • acrylic paint
  • pipe cleaners

 

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B. Set-up

 

Place your masking tape in the shape of a spider web (like you see in the picture). Then, have the kids use acrylic paint to paint the plate. Since we did this during Halloween time, I used orange, purple, black, and green.

 

Paint your bottle caps black and wait for them to dry.

 

C. Activity

 

Peel off the tape once the paint is dry (do this nice and slow to keep it from ripping).

 

You can put googly eyes on the spider or leave them off. Make legs for your spider using pipe cleaners. Cut smaller pieces of pipe cleaner and bend them to make the feet. You’ll need to hot glue the pipe cleaners on the bottle caps.

 

Glue the spiders on using hot glue, or leave them off so the kids can play with them on the web!

 

RELATED: Paper Plate Crafts

 


#7 Spider Pumpkins

 

I have the cutest spider pumpkin crafts for you! I actually have two ideas for you in this one.

 

You can turn small pumpkins into spiders or you can create fingerprint spiders on a white or orange pumpkin.

 

spider pumpkin crafts

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Add some paint to a paint tray and grab your pumpkins!

 

If you are making spider pumpkins, paint your pumpkins the colors you want and wait for them to dry. We had to do two coats on these pumpkins to cover up the entire pumpkin.

 

 

C. Activity

 

To make the fingerprint spiders, have the kids dip their fingers into the paint and make prints all over the pumpkin.

 

Once they have the number of spiders they want, have them use an acrylic paint marker or black Sharpie to make the spiders legs. Place them outside!

 

If you are making spider pumpkins, once the paint is dry, cut pipe cleaners in half and bend them at the middle and bottom to look like spider’s legs.

 

Hot glue four pipe cleaners to each side of the pumpkin. Then, glue googly eyes in the front!

RELATED: Pumpkin Crafts for Kids 

 


#8: Salt Painted Spiderweb

 

Salt painting is my favorite activity to do with my kids. They love watching the watercolors flow through the salt.

This spider web craft for kids is a must-try activity this year!

 

salt painted spider webs

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

watercolors

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B. Set-up

 

On cardstock paper, draw the spiderweb using a pencil. Then, outline your drawings in school glue.

C. Activity

 

Have the kids sprinkle salt on top of the glue. There should be a TON of salt on the paper. They should remove the excess into the trash.

 

You can choose to do this activity right away or wait till the salt dries. I like doing it both ways, but if you decide to wait, I think the colors turn out better.

 

They will use watercolors to paint the spiderweb! They can use Halloween colors or whatever colors they want.

 

Let it dry and see how beautiful it turns out! This is such a great spider craft for kids.

 


#9: Spider Suckers

 

Make these adorable spider lollipops for a Halloween party or trick or treat this year!

 

This is a super easy spider craft for kindergarten that they will LOVE! They can even help make them too.

 

spider suckers

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Tootsie Pops or Blow Pop lollipops
  • pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • hot glue (optional)
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

Grab 4 black pipe cleaners and cut 1/3 off of them.

 

 

C. Activity

 

Lay 4 pipe cleaners down next to each other and place the lollipop about 1/3 of the way in on the pipe cleaners.

 

Grab the longer side of the pipe cleaners and wrap it around on top of the lollipops. Then, wrap the other side around so it looks like they are crossing over each other.

 

Wrap the longer side over again. Then, separate the 4 pipe cleaners, so they look like spider legs.

 

Bend each pipe cleaner at the bottom to look like an L shape.

 

Then, if you have sticky googly eyes, you can have the kids peel off the back and stick them on the body of the spider, or you can hot glue them!

 

RELATED: Halloween Crafts for Kids 

 


#10: Cupcake Liner Spiders

 

This is a simple spider web craft for kindergarten.

 

It’s also a great way to get some gluing and cutting practice in!

 

cupcake liner spider craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cupcake liners
  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • markers

 

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B. Set-up

 

Flatten 3 cupcake liners and use a glue stick to stick them down on white paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Use a marker to draw a spiderweb line from the top of the paper to each cupcake liner.

 

Then, have the kids cut small strips of colored paper and glue them onto the paper. We stuck them underneath each cupcake liner. They should make 8 strips of each color and place four legs on each side of the liner.

 

Lastly, use glue to glue on the googly eyes!  This is a simple and fun spider craft for kids.

 

If your kids want to learn more about spiders, check out this AWESOME spider article

 

RELATED: Common Spiders Found in the United States

 


#11: DIY Spider Donuts

 

Believe it or not, these spider donuts are SUPER simple to make.

 

They turned out adorable, and we had so much fun making them together.

 

spider donuts

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • glazed or pumpkin donuts
  • chocolate donut holes
  • edible eyes
  • black icing

 

B. Set-up

 

Take out your donuts and push a chocolate donut hole in the center of the donut.

 

 

C. Activity

 

Use black icing and create 4 legs on each side of the black donut hole for the spider’s legs. You want to create them starting towards the top of the donut and go all the way down to the bottom of the donut.

 

Then, add the edible eyes on the top of the chocolate donut hole by adding a little black icing on the back to make it stick!

 

It’s that simple and is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party!

 


#12: Spider Alphabet Activity

 

This spider web craft for kids is a great way to work on the letters of the alphabet.

 

My son absolutely LOVED this activity. I love printables that are interactive for the kids instead of just using a pencil to write.

 

spiderweb alphabet printable

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • FREE printable

 

Grab your FREE spider web alphabet printable HERE

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the spiderweb and the cards. Cut the cards out for your kids!

 

C. Activity

 

Show your child one of the alphabet spiderweb cards, and have them identify the letter out loud to you.

 

Then, they will search on the spiderweb to find the matching letter and color it in with a crayon or marker.

 

Keep repeating this process until all of the letters are colored in!

 

Printing the cards is optional, you can just call out a letter if you want to, and they can color it in when they find it!

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

 


#13: Spider Web Counting

 

This spider web activity is great for working on fine motor skills and counting!

 

Both of my kids were SO excited to try this activity. They were instantly hooked when they saw all the fun Halloween toys inside the bin.

 

spiderweb fine motor activity

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • container with holes
  • yarn
  • tape
  • Halloween toys
  • FREE counting printable
  • tweezers (kid friendly)

 

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B. Set-up

 

Grab your colored yarn and start threading it through the container. You’ll want to start on one side and pull it through another hole on the opposite end. Then, tape it down at the bottom of the container, cut the yarn, and tape it again on the other side.

 

You’ll do this process until there are a bunch of pieces of yarn, so it looks like a web; like you see above.

 

Slowly place your objects inside the bin. If you check out my counting cards, you’ll see the objects you need for this. We got most of our Halloween toys at Target in the Halloween section.

 

Have the kids use tweezers or their hands to grab the objects they need for each counting card. When they pull specific objects out, they will tell you what number it is!

 

Once they pick out all the items for one card, switch in the new ones!

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Numbers 

 


#14: Spider Q-tip Painting

 

This spider web craft for kids is so fun! The kids loved creating the spiders and working with the Q-tips.

 

What a fun way to work on writing skills. Kids don’t even realize they are learning when it’s fun like this!

 

spider q-tip activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • washable paint
  • Q-tips
  • googly eyes
  • markers
  • corks
  • glue
  • googly eyes

 

B. Set-up

 

The kids will dip the corks into the paint and make prints at the bottom of the paper. We used different colors to make it colorful and fun for the kids!

 

C. Activity

 

Complete the spiders by drawing 8 legs and gluing on some googly eyes!

 

Then, use markers to draw lines from the spiders they created to the top of the paper. Draw different lines for kids that are older and straight lines for younger kids who are just learning.

 

Have the kids dip a Q-tip into the paint and trace the lines that you drew. It will look like the spidesr are hanging down from their webs!

 

RELATED: Fine Motor Activities for Kids 

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

 

Spider web crafts for kids are so much fun to do! My son is into all things creepy, so these were a major hit over here! These spider crafts are perfect to do at Halloween time or really anytime throughout the year!

I hope you find some spider crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

 

Happy crafting!

 

Deena

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