This easy spider craft that includes a spider web requires a common supplies and teaches young children about the parts of a spider.
These little creatures are mighty builders! Spider’s silk has been proven to be stronger than steel. In the video below, 25,000 strands of spider silk was compared to its equivalent in 28-gauge steel wire. From a mass perspective, the 25,000 strands of spider silk demonstrated more tensile strength than the 28-gauge steel wire. The wire held a container full of 12 ounces of water; the silk held a container of 26 ounces of water!
Easy Spider Craft and Spider Web Activity for Kids
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Spider Craft for Kids
- 1 6" (circumference) Styrofoam ball
- 8 Chenille sticks, color of your choice You will need 4 for the legs.
- Craft pain in varying colors
- 6 to 12 "Googly" eyes
- 3-4 Toothpicks You only use 2, but have a few on hand.
- Several yards of yarn
- 1 Styrofroam or paper plate
- Cut the Styrofoam ball in half.
- Paint the two halves.
- Cut 8 pieces of Chenille stick for the legs.
- Cut a toothpick in half. This will be used to connect the two parts of the body.
- Place the legs. Place the toothpick half into the base of the "top part" of the spider. This will be a connector to the "bottom half."
- Place the other part of the spider into the toothpick to connect the body pieces.
- Cut two small piece of chenille stick to make the pedipalp.
- Cut a second toothpick in half. These will become the fangs.
- Cut two small pieces of chenille stick. These will become the spinnerets
- Gather the Styrofoam plate and scissors. Cut notches around the plate. The yarn will be placed in between the slits to create the web.
- Cut a piece of yarn and begin criss-crossing it across the plate to make the plate.
- Glue the spider to its web.
- Cut out the labels from the printable and glue the labels in place.
- Read a book about spiders. Here are four we have used and enjoyed:
- Anansi the Spider is a traditional Ashanti tale
- Are You a Spider by Judy Allen
- Spiders by National Geographic
- I”m Trying to Like Spiders