Creepy Crawly Spider Bracelets
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 2 to 5 years old
Parental supervision is recommended
Kids' spidey senses will be tingling with anticipation at making these creepy crawly spider bracelets.
What you'll need:
- Black construction paper
- Wiggle eyes
- White paper (for "fangs")
- Paper fastener
- Stapler and staples
- 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 have a complete image of a spider with eight legs. Now turn the spider over and with the pencil, roll the legs around the pencil...this makes the legs curl under and gives a more creepy, crawly effect.
- Cut a 1" strip of black paper from the remaining scraps, and form it into a circle for the bracelet part. At the appropriate length, staple the ends together.
- Attach the bracelet to the underside center of the spider using the paper fastener.
- Glue on the wiggle eyes and the "fangs" that you design and cut from the white paper to the spider's head.
- The child puts his/her fingers or wrist through the bracelet and the kids can make their spiders creep and crawl with a back and forth rocking motion of their wrists. The paper fastener allows the spider to turn back, forth and at a 360 degree angle, too!
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.