Hanging Spider Craft for Preschoolers

Happy Fine Motor Friday! Getting creative with crafts is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice some fine motor skills! We’ve done lots of Halloween crafting lately and I’m so excited to share with you this simple hanging spider craft for preschoolers with you!

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 To make this Hanging Spider Craft we used a few everyday supplies. This post includes some Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience.

I think he was a little distracted here...

I think he was a little distracted here…

To make this cute hanging spider, I first punched eight holes into the rim of the bowl, four on each side. Then I set Caden up with some black paint and a paint brush so he could paint the underside of the bowl.

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Once the paint was dry, I helped Caden attach the pipe cleaners cut in half as the spider legs into the holes I punched earlier.

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Then Caden was able to practice more fine motor skills to remove the self-adhesive googly eyes from craftprojectideas.com and stick them to the spider’s face.

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As Caden added the eyes we counted how many we added. I tried to keep it to eight eyes, but I think we added an extra one for good measure!

This Hanging Spider Craft was the perfect way to pass a rainy, Fall day and it makes a cute Halloween decoration too!


Happy Fine Motor Friday!

Fine Motor Fridays

Go check out these great fine motor ideas from:

Paracord Craft for Preschoolers from Craftulate

Pumpkin Decorating for Fine Motor Skills from P is for Preschooler

Oil Painting from Powerful Mothering

Hide and Seek Spiders from Still Playing School

Fine Motor Spider Painting from House of Burke

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins from Lalymom

Invitation to Pour & Scoop: Fine Motor Halloween Soup from School Time Snippets

Fall Counting Game from Little Bins for Little Hands


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8 thoughts on “Hanging Spider Craft for Preschoolers”

  1. Holy moly that’s adorable! Ours would have had extra eyes as well, they are so fun to stick on!

  2. Emma says:

    Super cute! I’m loving all the googly eyes!

  3. Natasha says:

    My girls would really enjoy this. My preschooler can punch the holes for herself and the toddler.

  4. Ashley Moore says:

    So easy, and I love all the eyes!

  5. That is such a fun craft to do!

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