Creepy, Crawly Spider Crafts


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I know that Halloween is just a few short days away. So why not go out with a bang! These creepy, crawly spider crafts are the perfect exclamation point to the holiday season.

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Grab some black cardstock, googly eyes and a bright marker for the details and make this adorable accordion fold paper spiders. These are easy to make in multiple sizes and your students will love placing them around the classroom or their home. (via Our Kids Things)

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I love toilet paper roll crafts. They are always easy and the materials are simple to find. The toilet paper roll spiders are one of my favorites. This crafty fun is easy for little fingers to complete independently and each one turns out unique, just like your students. (via The Inspiration Edit)

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I still have the handprint crafts that my kids made when they were small. They are such a treasure that reminds me of just how small they were. That is why I love to do  the Spider Handprint Craft with my students. It is simple, but so meaningful. (via The Best Ideas for Kids)

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Pinecones are everywhere in my yard. That is why I love the idea of this craft. Pine Cone Spiders are easy, the materials are either cheap or free, and who doesn’t love googly eyes?!? (via Fireflies and Mud Pies)

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Scrunched Paper Spiders are a student favorite. This is a perfect sensory activity since students get to scrunch up tissue paper. You also probably have all the materials you need in your classroom supplies already. You can’t go wrong with this one. (via Crafts on Sea)

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No creepy here, only cute! There are so many creative options with Toilet Paper Roll Pipe Cleaner Spiders. Your students can choose colors, different faces and plenty of googly eyes. You could even turn these into fun board game pieces for some cool learning. (via Simple Everyday Mom)

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Paper Plate Spiders will be the least expensive craft you do this season. Grab the cheap paper plates, a few googly eyes from the dollar store and a little white paint and you are all set. This craft can be hung around the room with some string or taped to walls or bulletin boards for some spooky fun. (via Glue Sticks & Gumdrops)

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What young child doesn’t love to play with hand puppets? The Spider Paper Hand Puppet will take fun to a new level. Your students can get creative with the design of their puppet and you can turn it into a literacy activity by having students write their own puppet show. (via Easy Peasy and Fun)

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If you have to do work, why not do it with a Spider Pencil Topper? These look like a complicated craft, but I promise that your students can do this one with minimal help. For extra fun you can have students wrap their pencil in cute tape or give them a special gift of a Halloween inspired pencil. (via Happiness is Homemade)

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This Simple Paper Spider is great classroom fun. Your students will love the crinkly legs and extra eyes. And the added toothpick will turn the spider into hours of entertainment. (via Easy Peasy and Fun)

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What better way to let your students have some spooky fun than to become spiders themselves? With the Spider Headband Craft this can become a reality. I love to spend some time learning some facts about spiders..they have eight legs and eight eyes…before making this one with my students. (via Fantastic Fun and Learning)

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Here is another paper plate favorite for your classroom. The Moveable Paper Plate Craft allows your students to move the spider around on the paper plate. It is a great addition to story time or creative play time. (via Mess for Less)

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One of my favorite times in the classroom is when my students can allow their imagination to come alive. Popsicle Stick Spiders are great for this. Students can choose different colors and different faces to make their spiders all their own. (via Kids Craft Room)

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Need a Halloween idea that improves fine motor skills? You need to try the Paper Strip Spider Web Craft. With this craft your students will create the web and the spider. It is also a great time to talk about the purpose of the web. (via Kids Activities)

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Are you a soda drinker? Or maybe you know someone who is? Then start saving those bottle caps for this next craft. Your students can make the cutest spiders out of them. This one is easy to make and doesn’t require tons of materials. (via Made with Happy)

The week before Halloween is always a little crazy so why not take some of these ideas and have some fun with your students? There are plenty of ways to tie in literacy and math along with encouraging creativity and imagination among your students. 

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