These Cute Handprint Spiders In Webs are easy and frugal to make and a really wonderful way to build fine motor threading skills. I’m sure you’ll agree with me in thinking that handprint crafts make such adorable gifts and keepsakes. This spider craft is no exception… aren’t they just the cutest spiders you’ve ever seen?!
I love the bright colours and think it makes a great spider activity for all year round but you could easily black them up a bit for a fun Halloween craft too!
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Supplies To Make Cute Handprint Spiders In Webs
- Paper Plate US / UK
- Craft Punch US / UK
- Yarn US / UK
- Children’s Plastic Needle US / UK
- Card Stock
- Acrylic Paint US / UK
- Colored Google Eyes US / UK
How To Make Cute Handprint Spiders In Webs
How To Make Handprint Spiders
Making your cute handprint spiders is so easy to do and looks so effective. Children can brush on or dip their hands into paint so the palm and fingers are coated but not the thumbs! Simply press one hand onto card stock to make a print and then do the other hand pointing the fingers in the opposite direction and overlapping the palms. The fingerprints make great spider legs!
Finish your hand print spiders by drawing or sticking on eyes. I thought these coloured google eyes went really well with the bright paint colours!
How To Make Paper Plate Spider Webs
To make the frame for your spiders web cut out the middle of your paper plate leaving the outer rim whole.
At fairly regular intervals use your craft punch to cut sewing holes around the frame on the inner and outer edge. I love to offer children a selection of punches and let them chose their favourites. You can pick up some bargain punch sets with a great range of designs that are useful for all sorts of activities.
Finish off your spiders web frame by painting it any colour you like. I chose bright neon colours here but they look great in all colours and are fun to do in blacks and silvers for Halloween.
Children can now have fun sewing a spiders web with the yarn. Big plastic blunt needles are great for little hands but if you don’t have any you can make a sort of needle by wrapping sticky tape around the end of the yarn to stiffen it.
Don’t these handprint spiders in webs look adorable. If only real spiders were so cute, *shudder*!
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