Creepy Crawly Spider Bracelet
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Kids' spidey senses will be tingling with anticipation at making these creepy crawly spider bracelets. A super easy craft to make at home or in the classroom, it’s a fun idea for insect themes as well!
What you'll need:
- Black construction paper
- Wiggle eyes
- White paper (for "fangs")
- Yellow construction paper
- White crayon
How to make it:
- Fold black construction paper in half.
- Along folded edge, lay child's hand palm down (midway through palm) and trace fingers with white crayon. Cut out the outline of the fingers.
- Unfold and you’ll have a complete image of a spider with eight legs. Turn the spider over and, with the pencil, roll the legs around it – this makes the legs curl under and gives a more creepy, crawly effect.
- Cut a one inch strip of black paper from the remaining scraps and form it into a circle for the bracelet. At the appropriate length, tape the ends together.
- Attach the bracelet to the underside of the spider using tape or glue.
- Glue the wiggle eyes and "fangs" to the spider’s head.
- Cut a small diamond shape from the yellow construction paper and glue to the spider’s back.
- Place the child’s wrist through the bracelet.
One reader wrote: This is a fun and easy Halloween project that I did with a small group of 2- to 5-year-olds. They love tracing their hands and fingers whenever they are playing with crayons or markers, so this is simply a "twist" on an old favorite. We also talked about the number eight that day, so on the backside of each of the spider's legs I wrote the numbers one through eight in white crayon while each child counted with me.