It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means! Time for some spooky Halloween crafts, projects, and activities to get your little ones in the spirit of the season! Today’s spooky 3D spiders are more than just cute, they’re the perfect way to work on lots of great fine motor skills at once! This one is great for younger kids who are just learning to cut on lines with scissors.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
-Black construction paper
-White paper or cardstock for the background
-White chalk or white crayon
WHAT TO DO:
Draw straight lines across your black construction paper using the white crayon or chalk (1 to 2 inches between each line). Have kids cut across each line until they have 8 strips of black paper.
Next, show kids how to fold each black strip of paper accordion-style to make the spider’s legs. Put a little glue on the end of each of the spider’s legs and glue them onto your white cardstock in a circular formation (4 legs on each side).
Now, cut out a circle that is large enough to cover the ends of each of the spider’s legs. This is the spider’s body. Have kids glue the body down onto the middle of the paper so it looks like the legs are coming out of the body.
Let kids glue google eyes onto their spiders and add a smile (or another spooky mouth…fangs perhaps? :)
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-If you have a kiddo who is struggling with accordion-style folding, try drawing lines on the black strips to indicate where to fold the paper.
-If your kids can cut on straight lines easily, see if they can also cut out the circle for the spider’s body.
-Try making other spooky 3D creatures – maybe a bat with 3D wings, or a monster with 3D arms!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED:
Fine motor skills, coordination, visual motor integration, grasp
Check out our other spider-themed activities!
Easy Resist Painted Spider Web Craft
Sticky Spider Web Halloween Obstacle Course
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These are adorable! I’m a pediatric SLP, and I’ll be using these in my sessions!
Hi Allison! Thanks so much for your comment! So glad to hear you’ll be using these spooky spiders in your SLP sessions! Your OT friends will love you for working on scissor skills too! :)