I am not quite sure why I am doing a Halloween spider web craft, over the last few weeks my house seems to have been invaded by giant spiders!  Honestly, I am not exaggerating.  There was one the size of the palm of my hand in my lounge!  It wasn’t just the size that has been freaking me out, but the places that they have turned up in.  Sure I had some in the sink and one running across my living room floor, but I had two turn up in my bed!  Yes in my bed, while I was reading, a giant spider came creeping out in its slow terrifying way over my pillow!  I swear I have never jumped out of bed so quickly in my life.  So as you can imagine I am not overly fond of spiders at the moment.  However, it hasn’t stopped me from making these Halloween spiders and their webs.

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You will need:

  • Cardboard*
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wool
  • Pom poms
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

* we used the lids from some tin foil containers (like the ones you get in a take away) that I got from Poundland.

Cut slits all the way around your card.

Paint the background of your card and leave it to dry.

Cut a long length of wool and start to wind it around your card using the slits to keep the wool in place.

To make the spider; cut the pipe cleaner into 4 pieces and then glue them to the pom pom. I used a glue gun to do this as it is very secure and dries super quick.  If you don’t have a glue gun then normal PVA glue will do.

Stick on some googly eyes and then your spider will be complete.

All the children I had doing this activity really enjoyed it, they made up this whole family back-story for them.  EC and YC’s spiders were the mum and dad and then the other two children had twin baby spiders!  It was so adorable and they played with them until they were picked up.  Although one of them was rather miffed that her spider wouldn’t stay attached to her web, a bit of tape soon fixed that problem for her.

This craft may help development of:

  • Fine motor skills – removing the back of the googly eyes and winding the wool.
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Spider anatomy – how many eyes and legs they have.
The Family of Spiders

The Family of Spiders

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Halloween Spider Web Craft: A fun and easy craft for children that will not only get their imagination flowing but also help develop those fine motor skills.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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