Easy Bouncing Spider Craft for Kids

This cute bouncing spider craft takes less than 15 minutes to make. Kids of all ages (even preschoolers) will love to make this spider craft and then play with the bouncing results. This is one of my favorite easy Halloween crafts that uses craft supplies you likely already have. Use this spider craft at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s make a cute spider craft today!

Spider Craft

Making this spider craft is simple and quick and will lead to lots of fun and play. This cute little spider is sure to bring on the giggles for little ones as they watch him bounce around.

Related: Printable spider facts for kids

We have used this spider craft as a Halloween craft, but it is also a great preschool craft for spider themed lessons too.

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How to Make a Bouncing Spider

Supplies Needed

Halloween spider craft for kids, black egg carton, with black pipe cleaner legs, a stick, googly eyes, and a stick.
The googly eyes makes this spider craft less creepy crawly.

Directions To Make Bouncing Spider Craft

Step 1

Cut a section from the egg carton and paint it black. This will be the spider’s body.

Step 2

Cut each of the black pipe cleaners in half, so you now have four lengths.

Step 3

Pierce a hole in each side of the spider’s body. Now push all four lengths of chenille stick through the hole on one side of the spider and out again through the other hole. You now have eight spider legs. If you like, you can bend the ends to form feet.

Step 4

Glue the two googly eyes on to the spider’s face.

Step 5

Pierce a hole on the top of the spider.

Step 6

Take your elastic band and cut it so that it is no longer a circle, but one long length of elastic.

Step 7

Tie a knot at one end and then thread the elastic through the hole on the top of the spider so that the knot is on the inside. Tie the other end of the elastic to your stick or dowel.

You’re done! It’s time to start playing! Wasn’t that just too easy?

Spider craft for kids with a spider hanging from a stick by a rubber band.
You can make the spider bounce!

Finished Bouncing Spider Craft

Now that your bouncing spider is complete, lets play! Kids can watch how the spiders movements are so different based on how the stick is moved.

Variations on this Craft

A bouncy green frog could be made in the same way as the spider, or you could make a ghost by gluing a tissue or some white fabric over the the egg carton.

Bouncing Spider Craft

Halloween craft for kids - spider

This cute bouncing spider craft starts with an egg carton and a handful of other common craft supplies. Kids of all ages - even the younger ones - can complete this spider craft and then play with the finished bouncing spider.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Empty egg carton
  • Black paint
  • Two black chenille sticks
  • Two googley eyes
  • Glue
  • One large elastic band
  • A stick or a piece of dowel

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

1. Cut a section from the egg carton and paint it black. This will be the spider’s body.

2. Cut each of the black chenille sticks in half, so you now have four lengths.

3. Pierce a hole in each side of the spider’s body.

4. Now push all four lengths of chenille stick through the hole on one side of the spider and out again through the other hole. You now have eight spider legs. If you like, you can bend the ends to form feet.

5. Glue the two googley eyes on to the spider’s face.

6. Pierce a hole on the top of the spider.

7. Take your elastic band and cut it so that it is no longer a circle, but one long length of elastic. Tie a knot at one end and then thread the elastic through the hole on the top of the spider so that the knot is on the inside.

8. Tie the other end of the elastic to your stick or dowel.

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What did you love about this easy spider craft for kids?

3 Comments

  1. These are super cute! My boys will love this.

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