Spiders, I don’t like them! Neither do my children. But we make an allowance for making our own styrofoam spider Halloween craft. This is an easy craft for children to do and will add a little cute and creepy feel to the holiday.
Styrofoam spider supplies
- styrofoam ball
- black paint and paintbrush
- pipe cleaners
- wiggly eyes
How to make a styrofoam spider
Paint the styrofoam ball black (or any colour that your child chooses). We used a tea light candle holder covered with tin foil to hold the ball steady and prevent it from rolling around the table. Tristan used a tempera-like paint, but perhaps an acrylic paint may have worked better.
When the paint has dried, cut the pipe cleaners into 2 or 4 (this will depend on the length of your pipe cleaners and the size of your ball). This is an excellent time to introduce some simple fractions into life.
Press the pipe cleaners into the sides of the ball. bend the legs in the middle of the pipe cleaner to create the joints.
Glue the eyes onto the front of the ball. Your child can use half a reinforcement, a sticker, a piece of string, or a marker to make a mouth.
Now you have a cute little arachnid to adorn a table or sit in a bowl of fruit. You could string some thread through the body and have it hanging.
Now that you’re in spider spirit, why not make a spider-themed snack, or check out some sparkling spiders? In the past we’ve also had Halloween fun with bone yard breadsticks, and skeletons in the closet. Click over to our Halloween page to see all of our cute and creepy activities.