Are you looking for insect crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers? This spider art activity fits the bill! Make a spider out of foam with this fun foam spider art project.
Styrofoam spiders are fun and quick to make!
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- 3″ Strofoam balls
- Black paint (I used acrylic since I didn’t have any black tempera)
- Black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
How to make a spider
With a Knife cut a piece off the bottom of a ball so it sits flat.
Cut pipe cleaners in half.
This is a great time to talk to your child or student about how many legs spiders have. Have them count the appropriate amount of legs and ask them to push the legs into the styrofoam.
Since I did not have 3″ styrofoam balls I just trimmed my pipe cleaners afterwards so the legs weren’t too long.
Pair this activity while singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider and now you have created a spider puppet.
“The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.”
More Insect and Spring Themed Posts:
- Spring and Bugs Sensory Bin
- 3 Part Insect Cards
- Insect Cutting Strips
- Spring Ten Frame
- Caterpillar Butterfly Life Cycle Activity
- Butterfly Yarn Activity
- Insect Architect Activity (Playground Parkbench)
- Insect and Spider Sensory Bin (Munchkins and Moms)
- Insect Peg Dolls (Mama In The Now)
- Ladybug Cut and Paste Visual Perception Activity
- Ladybug Playdough Counting Mats
- Insect Bingo Game