Have you got a little spider fan? Kids will love this this FREE PRINTABLE HAIRY SPIDER CRAFT. These furry spiders are really easy to make and so much fun! They have lovely 3D hairy bodies and look so cute! We adore our homemade spider pets so much!
This free printable spider craft is great fun at any time of year and also works really well as a, not too spooky, Halloween craft too. Your kids will have a blast crafting their own creepy crawly spiders to play with or to decorate the home or classroom.
We’ve decorated our printable spiders with chopped yarn scraps to make them super hairy, but you can let your imagination run wild and decorate them with anything you like or simply colour them in!
We’ve used really bright colours to decorate our spiders but you can choose all your favourite colours to decorate yours. If you’re using the free spider template for Halloween spiders, you might like to choose more traditional Halloween colours of black, orange and purple!
This spider craft is such an easy project that it’s perfect for kids of all ages. Use it just for fun or to go alongside a spider study unit or your favourite spider nursery rhyme or story book.
This printable hairy spider craft is a fabulous way to keep the kids entertained! Your paper spiders will look great sitting on the table or you could hang them from a thread on the ceiling. Wherever you display them and however you decorate them, They’re sure to bring a smile to your kids’ faces.
So grab your free spider template below and craft up a pet spider or two to play with. Your kids will have so much fun making these Printable Hairy Spiders!
Cute Printable 3D Spider Craft
Spider Craft Supplies:
- Free Printable Spider Template (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
- Printer Cardstock
- Colouring Pens/Pencils
How To Make Hairy Spiders
1 – Print the free spider craft template onto printer cardstock. (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
2 – Colour in any parts of the template that you want to. We just did the legs, mouth and eyes as we planned to decorate the body with chopped yarn.
3 – Cut out all the template pieces.
4 – To chop up lots of little bits of yarn to make your sider hairy, start by loosely wrapping yarn around your first two fingers.
5 – Then slide the lop off of your fingers and whilst holding it in on hand snip through all the loops to give you lots of strands all the same length. Next hold the strands together and snip them into shorter sections.
6 – Apply glue to the large section of the spider’s body and sprinkle on the chopped yarn pieces.
7 – Fold the body pieces along the dotted lines and put glue on the tab. Glue the two ends together to make an arch with the fur on the top.
8 – Fold along the dotted line of the legs to make a tab for gluing. You can either leave the legs straight or fold them in half like we have.
9 – Glue the spider’s 8 legs onto the bottom of the body. Four on each side.
10 – Finally glue on the eyes, mouth and fangs.
We hope you enjoy this printable spider craft as much as we did. Be sure to share photos of the spiders you make on our Instagram or Facebook page–we can’t wait to see them!
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