Very Busy Spider Web Craft
We have been reading The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. It’s a great book to read around Halloween without having to read Halloween books all month long. The book is great because it allows us to talk about the differences between spiders and insects. It also gives us the opportunity to talk about other animals. Of course, we also have the opportunity to make spider crafts!
One of the crafts we made was a spider web craft using glitter! It doesn’t require many supplies and the mess can be fairly contained as well!
Make Your Own Spider Web Craft
What you need:
- Black construction paper (I cut sheets into four squares to use less paper.)
- White school glue
- Silver glitter
- Small pom-poms (to act as a spider)
2. Squeeze glue in a large hexagon/circle shape near the edges of the paper. Then do a second smaller shape inside the first to create your spider web!
3. Then it’s glitter time! For easy clean up, I recommend using a paper plate under everything while sprinkling the glitter on the web. Cover your glue spider web generously with glitter.
4. Then lift your paper and shake it gently to remove the excess glitter. If you use another sheet of paper or a paper plate, you can easily pour the extra glitter back in the container!
Then add a fake spider or a pom-pom to represent a spider and you have your very own Very Busy Spider Web craft!
These are absolutely adorable hung on our bulletin board in our classroom! They could be cute around the house as well! They are great for Halloween but can be used any time of year when you want to study spiders too!
Kristin Wheeler (MamaLuvsBooks) says
I LOVE that book! Eric Carle books are AWESOME! What a great craft idea for this time of year!
What a cute craft! That book is one of our favorites so we will have to try this the next time we read it!
what a cute story and perfect craft so much fun
My four year old would love this, Mariah. I don’t like glitter very much, but for her I’d make this together. Thanks for sharing!
Lavonne, I don’t break out the glitter often either. Keeping it in the paper plate made clean up so easy! Don’t know why I didn’t think of it before!
Dawn Lopez says
What a super cute idea, I love it! I will have to do this with my son this week! Thanks ;)
I love how this craft was inspired by the book you are reading. Super fun!
VERY CUTE!!!!!! I love the little pom pom spider!
Ronni Keller says
I love how the book got the whole glittery project going!!
It’s easy too! Little hands can easily help and feel proud of their super craft!
Tiffany Revels-Cruz says
That’s so cute. I want to make one with Jasmine now. Love the glitter. We are reading Charlotte’s Web so this would be a great craft to do with her.
These’ll be perfect for our Halloween playdate party tomorrow. We were just going to make paper spiders but this is so much more fun!
Kim Henrichs says
So cute!! I have a few people I’m definitely going to share this with.
Looks cute and easy to make
shelly peterson says
So cute. with the cold weather here now,the kids cant play outside much so with all your great craft ideas it will keep them busy.
Anne Taylor says
Love this! My grandkids and their grandpa and myself will have a blast doing this craft for halloween!
Another great craft, I have boys and they would love this. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for this great, easy craft! I am one of the classroom moms for my 3 year olds Halloween party at preschool, and this is perfect for them to do!
Janet W. says
Yes, one of our favorites! This would be fun and easy for my grandson to make, too!