Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

  1. Simple and Playful Spider Web Craft
  2. How to Make a Playful Spider Web Craft
  3. Instructions for Making this Spider Craft
  4. Your spider web craft is completed!
  5. Paper Spider Craft
  6. Materials needed for your Paper Spider Craft
  7. How to make a 3D Spider Paper
  8. How to cut a spider paper – step by step instructions
  9. Cut out your spider pattern
  10. Assemble your 3D Spider Bauble Body
  11. Create your paper spider craft LEGS
  12. Finally, add your spider’s eyes
  13. More Paper Halloween Crafts coming soon!! Please check back!
  14. Spider Crafts
  15. How to Make a Paper Spider Web
  16. Paper Plate Spider Web
  17. Crayon Resist Spider Web Art
  18. More Spider Crafts for Kids
  19. 15 Spooky Spider Themed Crafts
  20. 1. Construction paper spider hats
  21. 2. Bouncing spider craft
  22. 3. Pipe cleaner and bead spiders
  23. 4. Paper plate spider webs
  24. 5. Paper plate handprint spiders
  25. 6. Spider rice crispy treats with pretzel legs
  26. 7. Handprint spider with glitter glue web
  27. 8. Paper plate, pipe cleaner, and googly eye spider
  28. 9. Man-eating toilet paper roll spider
  29. 10. Mini egg carton spiders
  30. 11. Yarn woven pipe cleaner web
  31. 12. Balloon wrapped spider web mobile
  32. 13. White glue and loose glitter spider webs
  33. 14. Cardboard water spout spiders
  34. 15. Easy stone spiders
  35. Halloween Paper Crafts: Guest Post from Red Ted Art
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  37. 23 Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers – Quick Preschooler Halloween Ideas
  38. Best Spider Crafts For Kids
  39. 16+ Of The Best Spider Crafts For Kids
  40. 50 Super Cool Halloween Crafts for Kids
  41. Follow our Halloween for Kids Pinterest board!
  42. Bat Crafts for Kids
  43. Skull Crafts for Kids
  44. Ghost Crafts for Kids
  45. Jack-O’-Lantern Crafts for Kids
  46. Black Cat Crafts for Kids
  47. Witch Crafts for Kids
  48. Spider Crafts for Kids
  49. Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
  50. Spooky Tree Crafts for Kids
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  53. Check out all kinds of fun Halloween STEM ideas in our STEAM Kids Halloween Ebook!

Simple and Playful Spider Web Craft

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

Boy do I have a fun craft for you today! This paper plate spider web craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful Halloween craft.

You could also make this fun spider web craft any time of the year after learning about spiders or to go along with a favorite spider-themed children’s book.

Preschoolers might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing Itsy Bitsy Spider. So many fun possibilities!

How to Make a Playful Spider Web Craft

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Instructions for Making this Spider Craft

1. Paint your paper plate with your blue or purple paint, or a dark color of your choice. Paint your adhesive jumbo craft stick with white paint. Let the paint dry completely.

2. While your paint dries, cut out a 2-inch circle from your black cardstock. Then cut out 8 spider legs from your black cardstock.

3. Glue the spider legs onto the 2-inch black circle. Glue googly eyes on the front of your spider and then use your white crayon to draw a friendly smile on your paper spider.

4. When your paint has finished drying, draw a spider web onto your paper plate with your white crayon. To do this draw a white line down the middle of your paper plate.

Then turn your paper plate 90 degrees and draw another white line down the middle of the paper plate again.

Then draw two diagonal lines through the existing lines you drew intersecting them all in the middle of the paper plate.

5. Draw curved lines between each of the intersecting lines to finish making your spider web craft on your paper plate.

6. Remove the adhesive backing from your jumbo craft stick and attach it to your paper spider. You’ll want the paper spider to sit at the bottom of the jumbo craft stick (see picture below).

7. Use a craft knife (adult use only) to cut a slit at the top of your paper plate spider web craft.

8. Poke your jumbo craft stick with the spider at the bottom up through the slit in the top of your paper plate.

Your spider web craft is completed!

Now it’s time for play! Hold your paper plate in place with one of your hands and then use your other hand to hold the jumbo craft stick at the top of the paper plate. Move the jumbo craft stick up and down and around and watch your spider move around inside his web.

Did you love this playful spider web craft? If so, you’ll love more our interactive Halloween paper plate crafts this paper plate witch craft or our flying bat craft. These paper plate spiders are always a huge hit for Halloween too.


Paper Spider Craft

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

We love paper! Paper Crafts are surprisingly versatile and plentiful. Paper is inexpensive and comes in all sorts of colours.. paper is perfect for all your seasonal crafts (in fact, check out our easy to browse Seasonal Paper Crafts page).. including adorable Paper Halloween Crafts for Kids! But today it is all about spider DIYs.

Today we show you how to make a 3d spider paper!! It is a super quick and easy paper spider and hopefully you will ove our step by step how to make a spider tutorial.

As we use a number of very basic shapes to assemble this adorable paper spider craft, you will not need a spider template in order to make it!! Super easy, so fun.

 Though we have made these darling spiders explicitly as Halloween Decorations, the paper spiders are so cute that they could easily be use as an Incy Wincy Spider nursery rhyme craft too! Don’t restrict these cute spiders to just Halloween crafts for kids!!

If you cute spiders, please do check out our ueber cute Pom Pom Spider too – a similarly cute spider craft for kids, that also makes a lovely backpack charm or keyring!

This is a great post to show how very versatile Paper Crafts can be.. and is the perfect Paper Halloween Craft for kids!

Learn how to make the Paper Spider Web Kirigami too!

You may also this super easy Jack Skellington Wreath – love the technique to make this – adapte the colour scheme to suit your Halloween Decor.. and the best bit? It is all made from PAPER!!! Yep.. a fabulous Paper Halloween Wreath!

Materials needed for your Paper Spider Craft

  • Black paper – one sheet of A4 with careful cutting will make one spider
  • White paper
  • Black pen
  • Black bakers twine for hanging (get some here US/ UK (aff links))
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

How to make a 3D Spider Paper

Here we go.. check out our quick and easy how to make a paper spider bauble video!! I hope you it. I have also written how the paper spider step by step instructions below if you find those more useful! You will quickly see how very easy it is to make these cute cute cute Paper Halloween Spider decorations!

As mention in the video we also have a great ho to make a spider web paper video for you to check out. Hop over to this Paper Spider Web How To now and complete your fabulous paper Halloween room decor DIY!

How to cut a spider paper – step by step instructions

As mentioned, you really do NOT need a paper spider  template for this quick and easy paper spider. This cute and fun spider is made using circles and some strips of paper – that really is all that is too this cute Paper Halloween Craft!!

Cut out your spider pattern

  1. Begin by cutting out four 0.5cm strips off the top of you A4 sheet of paper – put these aside for the legs later.
  2. Next, cut out  8-10 sames sized cirlces from the remaining sheet – however many you can fit. We used a small cup to trace circles and managed to get 10 circles from the remaining paper. You have created your own spider cut out pattern.

Assemble your 3D Spider Bauble Body

  1. Fold each circle in half to create folded semi circles.
  2. Add glue to ONE HALF of your semi circle and place another semi circle on top and secure it. Then add glue to the next layer and repeat.
  3. When all of your circles are neatly glued together and stacked high, cut a piece of bakers twine – approximatel 15-20cm long (or to your taste), fold it in half and knot.
  4. Now add lots of glue to the “spine” of your paper circle stacks and place the bakers twine against this. Add glue to the top semi circle, unfold the circle and bring it round..

    if you need step by step images – take a look at this easy paper bauble how to.

  5. Your basic black paper bauble, that makes up the body of your 3D Paper Spider ornament is finished.

Create your paper spider craft LEGS

  1. Now you need to make the legs. I made 2 longer legs and 2 shorter legs on each side of the spiders body – but it doesn’t matter too much. Take the strips from earlier..

    using approx 10cm will make the longer leg and 7-8cm for the shorter leg.

  2. Approximately 1/3 of the way long, fold the paper down to make a right angle. Then at 3/4 of the way along, fold it up again to shape a foot.

    Glue your leg onto your spider. Repeat with the remaining 3 legs on one side.

Finally, add your spider’s eyes

  1. Now count out FOUR bauble flaps.. and on the 5th flap repeat and add the other 4 legs.
  2. Finally it is time to make your paper spider craft’s eyes. Draw two circles (approx 5pence size), cut out and add pupils.

  3. Take 2 middle flaps of your bauble, bend them back slightly to make a “surface” add glue and stick on your eyes.

Super cute and easy Spider decoration made from paper!

Your DIY Paper Spider Decoration is now finished.

Doesn’t it look fantastic? I do love the 3D effect of this paper spider how to and that you don’t need a paper spider template to make it (though we do love a template now and again too!!).

Print How to make a 3d Paper Spider Decoration for Halloween

  • Cut four 0.5cm strips off the top of the black paper for legs. Cut 8-10 circles from the remaining paper.
  • Add glue to one half of one circle and place the second cricle on top. Continue until you have a stack of circles glued together but in half.
  • Add glue to the spine and place your sting against it.
  • Add glue to both top and bottom of the stack, bring together to make a ball and “trap” the string in the middle.
  • Cut the 4 strips of paper in half to make 8 legs and glue to your black bauble – 4 on each side. Fold to make a “leg kink” if you wish.
  • Draw and cut two large eyes. Glue to the front of the bauble.

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Now, you have made your 3D Paper spider, all you need to decide is – will they hang as ornaments in a Halloween Tree? Will you string them up as a 3  paper spider garland? Or will you hop over to our Easy Paper Spiderweb post and make a krigami spider web for it?? It is your call!

How about some super duper cute and easy Finger Knitting Spiders? A perfect Halloween Decoration or great for Incy Wincy Spider songs!

More Paper Halloween Crafts coming soon!! Please check back!

In the meantime, may also our spider crafts that feature in this Nursery Rhyme Crafts Round Up

Check out the rest of our fun Spider Crafts for kids!

And why not check out this fantastic set of Bat Crafts?

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Spider Crafts

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

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With Halloween just around the corner, we are sharing some fun and easy spider crafts for kids. These activities are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! We’ll show you how to make your own paper spider web, paper plate spider web and crayon resist spider web art.

RELATED: 50+ Halloween Crafts for Kids

We’ve got 3 tutorials of our favorite spider crafts for kids. For more spider and Halloween crafts, see the bottom of this post.

How to Make a Paper Spider Web

First, let’s walk through the steps to make a paper spider web. You can also watch the tutorial video on the bottom of this post.

We used construction paper to make our paper spider web. You can also use large garbage bags to make extra-large spider webs for decorations. The thinner the material you can work with the better. This is because the folding can make the cutting part difficult. Colored printer paper would also work well. We wouldn’t recommend cardstock since it is too thick.

1. First, fold your paper over to make it a square size. Cut off the remaining paper. Keep the paper in the triangle shape from the first fold.

2. Fold over again.

3. Fold over again.

4. Fold over a 4th time. Cut off the excess paper from the bottom and angle the cut in slightly so that when unfolded the spider web has a concave on the outside.  Note: in the video, cutting the concave shape is not shown.

5. On the folded part of your final triangle, cut in slits all the way down. Space these out however you . The thinner you make them the more webbing there will be. We made 5 cuts and we were happy with the end result. You can also angle the cut marks to make the spider web have a concave shape.

Paper Plate Spider Web

This craft activity is great for fine motor development! Our kids loved playing with yarn and threading it through the paper plate holes.

The supplies you’ll need are: Orange yarn, black paint, paper plate, black paper, small googly eyes and a large black pom pom.

1. First, cut out the center of your paper plate and paint it black. Using a hole puncher, punch holes all around the center.

2. Use your yarn and thread through all of the holes in your paper plate. You can tape the ends to the back when you start and when you’re finished.

3. Make a small spider! You can add a paper spider or we made a pom pom spider. We made the legs with just paper strips and glued these to a circle paper the same size as the pom pom. Then we glued the pom pom on top and added two small googly eyes.

Note: Spiders have 8 legs and while we only added 6 due to sizing you can definitely make 8 legs!

Crayon Resist Spider Web Art

The final spider craft we’re sharing is this easy and fun crayon resist spider web art.

Kids can draw the spider webs with a white crayon. If you have younger kids that can’t draw a spider web, you can still do this activity by drawing it for them and then let them do the painting.

Once you have your spider web drawn with crayon, use liquid watercolors to bring the web to life! We used black which really made the spider web pop. Don’t dilute the watercolor too much if you want a darker black which makes the white web really stand out.

Which spider craft is your favorite? We personally loved the crayon resist spider web the best since kids love seeing the web show up magic.

Watch the video to see these crafts in action!

More Spider Crafts for Kids

This handprint spider craft uses black glue for the webbing. We love how these handprint spiders make a great keepsake too!

For even more spider crafts and Halloween ideas, see 50+ Halloween crafts for kids.

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15 Spooky Spider Themed Crafts

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

It’s finally Halloween season and it’s coming fast! We’re tempted to say that our kids are the most excited people in our household for the big dress up day but to be fully honest with you, we might be even more pumped than they are! We’ve spent months collecting Halloween crafts ideas so that they have plenty of ways to decorate our home (and themselves) in the time leading up to Halloween. They definitely do Halloween crafts at school but, having grown up in a DIY heavy household, they still come home on chilly days asking to do even more crafts than they already have, so we make sure to keep lots of spooky themed ideas in our crafting arsenal to keep them busy. What’s their latest Halloween craft obsession, you ask? It’s spiders! Our kids are pretty big fans of creepy crawlies on any give day, any time of year, but there’s just something about the Halloween spirit that gets them extra interested in giant arachnids and eight legged monsters.

Just in case your kids are as obsessed with big Halloween spiders as ours are, if not more, check out these 15 awesome spider themed crafts that are quick and easy to make at home but fun enough to keep them occupied all evening!

1. Construction paper spider hats

No matter what time of year it is, our little ones have always loved playing dress up.

If you add to that the Halloween spirit, it’ll come as no surprise that there’s at least one person in a costume in our house at all times throughout the entire month of October! That’s part of the reason we’re always keeping an eye out for fun hats and headpieces that our kids can make very easily themselves.

Even if they’re made of paper, they’ll provide hours of entertainment. This funny spider hat by Little Buggie Tutu is the perfect example of what we mean! It’s made simply by cutting shapes, pasting them together, and making a few strategic bends, but the way the legs bounce when you put it on makes it one of the most popular crafts in our house.

2. Bouncing spider craft

Speaking of things that bounce, are your kids a lot more into crafts that have a little bit of movement and action to them? These things are popular ideas in our house because not only do they get the fun of actually making the thing, but they also get to play with it afterwards, meaning a single craft can keep them busy for hours on end.

That’s a bonus for both them and us! This funny little spider craft from Jolie Art is made using construction paper or foam, bent pipe cleaner for the legs, and a set of googly eyes but, most importantly, it’s also made with a piece of black elastic thread for the web.

If you hold the thread with one hand and give the spider a light tug with the other, it’ll bounce on the elastic it’s skittering around!

3. Pipe cleaner and bead spiders

Is the part of the crafts you’ve seen so far that you picture your kids enjoying most actually the part where they get to bend and mould a shape? Our kids love doing that too because it makes them feel they’re actually building the final product from their own imaginations.

They’re particularly huge fans of this kind of craft when the finished product can stand up! That’s why we love helping them make these funny little spiders so much.

 Preschool Education for Kids shows you how to bend and mould some fuzzy Halloween coloured pipe cleaners to make a spider shape and also how to string beads along the legs to give the spiders spooky markings.

4. Paper plate spider webs

Have you been trying to teach your kids the fine motor skills involved in sewing and embroidery in hopes that one day they’ll love more detailed crafts needlework and cross stitching as much as you do? In that case, this paper plate spider web idea from No Wooden Spoons will serve a dual purpose for your family! Besides letting your kids building their own cobweb featuring a spider smack in the middle, it’ll help them learn how to thread yarn through the holes to make a pattern in the centre too.

5. Paper plate handprint spiders

Do you love the crafting idea we just described above but the only material you’re missing right now to make it happen is the plastic spider, and your kids want to make that craft today? Then maybe it would be more fun to let them get a little bit messy in the spirit of Halloween, while also still getting to do the threading they want to get their hands on! I Can Teach My Child shows you how to make a very similar yarn and paper plate web but, instead of cutting out the middle of the plate and adding a plastic spider later, they suggest making painted handprints on the middle, turning those into your spiders, and threading a yarn web around, across, and over top of the spider to create a cobweb effect.

6. Spider rice crispy treats with pretzel legs

Maybe the kind of DIY project your kids helping with most is the kind you’ll make together in the kitchen! This one certainly isn’t an idea we’d let our kids do on their own, since you will be using the stovetop, but they’re absolutely the kind of snack that your kids will love helping you put together! Toddlerapproved shows you how to make cocoa puffed rice squares but in a circular shape, adding pretzels and eyeball sprinkles while they’re still warm to create little edible Halloween spiders.

7. Handprint spider with glitter glue web

Did you love the handprint spider idea but you’re not sure your kids would do well with the yarn threading aspect of that craft? Perhaps they’re still just a little bit too young for that part of the whole idea.

In that case, check out this alternative version from Preschool Crafts 101! They suggest simply drawing out the shape of a cobweb around the spider instead, but using silver glitter glue so it looks the spider web is gleaming in the spooky moonlight.

8. Paper plate, pipe cleaner, and googly eye spider

Now that we’ve talked about a lot of different crafty ways to make spiders, we can start combining the DIY elements you most from different ones until you’ve created the perfect craft that you know your kids will best! These funny little paper plate spiders give you plate crafting, painting, pipe cleaner bending, hanging DIY, and fun with googly eyes all in once place. See how they’re made in more detail on I Heart Crafty Things!

9. Man-eating toilet paper roll spider

Are your kids the kind of Halloween enthusiasts who are intent on making sure their Halloween crafts are actually spooky and not just cute kiddie versions of the spooky things they’ll see in scary movies when they’re older? In that case, we have a feeling they’ll prefer something this “man eating” spider from Molly Moo Crafts! This one’s a simple make using an empty cardboard toilet roll and, some pipe cleaners, and some googly eyes, but our kids couldn’t stop laughing at the way a little figurine fit right inside the spider’s cut mouth, it was eating anyone who crossed its path. They played with theirs for hours when they were done crafting!

10. Mini egg carton spiders

If you’re going to have a series of simple “crafternoons” with your kids, would you prefer to make sure that the supplies you’re using are an upcycling or repurposing opportunity on top of a health use of time? We love crafts that because they help us accumulate DIY tools naturally rather than going out and spending more money on things we don’t necessarily need at craft stores. This adorable little bouncy spider idea from Find Craft Ideas is the perfect example of what we mean because it’s made from a cut section of an empty egg carton. Paint it black, add some pipe cleaner legs give it some eyeballs and fangs, and voila- a spooky spider!

11. Yarn woven pipe cleaner web

Perhaps your kids are ever so slightly older and they’ve actually been looking for crafts that are a little more complicated and let them do things weaving, bending, and embroidering with yarn? In that case, this awesome handmade spider web idea from Easy Preschool Crafts is probably the best bet for them! This tutorial shows you how to make a frame for the web from pipe cleaners and then how to weave the actual webbing from yarn wrapped around and around the frame pieces. We love the way they added a pipe cleaner spider too!

12. Balloon wrapped spider web mobile

Perhaps it’s a rainy weekend and you’re looking for a craft that requires a little more of a time investment so your kids have more to do… but you still want it to have a spooky Halloween theme and you know your kids just want to make spiders? In that case, we think we’ve found just the project for you! Keeping Up With the Craft Moms guides you through the process of making a yarn wrapping mobile around a balloon, popping the balloon, and adding DIY spiders to the dried frame so it looks a rounded web. Hang it in the window for all to see!

13. White glue and loose glitter spider webs

Were you a big fan of the glitter glue cobweb idea but your kids are a little older and you know they’d rather make their own web from scratch, rather than simply squeezing some glue onto a page? Well, thanks to this tutorial from Woo!, you can show them how to get a very similar effect but in a way they’ll get a lot more entertainment ! Create the web shape you want on a piece of wax parchment paper and sprinkle loose glitter over it while the glue is still wet. Once the glue has dried, carefully siphon off the glitter than hasn’t stuck (save it to use later) and then peel your new web slowly off the page! We leaving these on flat surfaces side tables or hanging them in windows and doorways. Our kids have made them in all different colours!

14. Cardboard water spout spiders

The tale of the Itsy Bitsy spider might not be an exclusively Halloween story, but making a drainpipe spider of your own with your kids can provide days of entertainment and hey, a spider is a spider, right? Nature Loving Kids shows you how they created this funny little egg carton and construction paper spider on a string “web” that threads through a cardboard tube. Pull the top to make the spider get closer to the “water spout” and let it go to make the spider come rushing out.

15. Easy stone spiders

Perhaps you’ve already got some paint, glue, and random crafting supplies googly eyes, but you’re low on spider-making essentials pipe cleaners and you don’t have time to go buy any? In cases that, we always do what Uno Zwei Tutu did here and turn to our garden or our back yard to see if we can find natural supplies instead! They show you how to make funny little spiders from rocks and sticks that have been painted, glued together, and topped off with funny googly eyes.

Do you kids love spiders and creepy crawlies as much as the next child, but they’re especially enthusiastic about them around Halloween? Then try bookmarking this list so you have lots of ideas to refer back to!


Halloween Paper Crafts: Guest Post from Red Ted Art

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

I’m super excited to have my friend and Oh Creative Lady, Maggy from Red Ted Art, here today sharing some Halloween paper crafts for kids. Maggy also has a rad new book out called Easy Paper Projects. It’s chock-a-block with simple craft ideas that can be used every day and for every celebration!

Over to you, Maggy!

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Do you prefer spooky or cute Halloween decorations? Today we bring you a selection of little bit spooky Halloween paper crafts for kids and we hope you will find just the right one to make with your kids before Halloween! We have bats and spiders, black cats and monsters! Which one you will choose to make? Remember to have fun with spooky Halloween decorations!

To start your Halloween crafting, you will need to collect some of the basic materials :

  • Construction paper
  • Origami paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Markers

Take a look at Halloween paper crafts we prepared for you and make your pick!

  1. Spider are spooky for sure! Get directions how to make these simple 3D spider decorations. They are really easy to make and you can make them with your preschoolers! Older kids will love making them too!
  2. If there are spiders, we have to make a large paper spider web as well! Spider webs are quick to make and your child will be working on their scissor skills as a bonus!
  3. Did you watch Nightmare Before Christmas movie? We have a perfect craft to make after watching this movie with kids! This easy to make Halloween wreath will surely leave visitors spooked!
  4. Another have to include theme when it comes to Halloween are bats! We have an easy origami bat craft that even children who never did origami before can make!
  5. When we look at the dates around Halloween, we can’t skip the Day of the Dead! We have prepared a tutorial for sugar skull corner bookmarks kids get to make and color in their preferred color combo!
  6. Black cats are something you can’t avoid around Halloween! Invite kids to make and then play with these cute black cat finger puppets! Lots of pretend play incoming!
  7. Paper skeleton puppets can be made super fast with provided template. It will be fun for your children to decorate them and play with them when they complete their puppets.
  8. We can’t forget ghosts! Of course, ghosts always make their appearance around Halloween. Make a quick ghosts garland to decorate your home or classroom! Spooky and fun!
  9. Never enough bats? We have another simple bat craft you can create with kids! Use them as a decoration, link them into garland or glue them in Halloween invitations!
  10. Halloween, monsters…. Yes, we can’t forget Frankenstein! You can make a Frankenstein suncatcher to decorate your windows and spook kids as they come to trick and treat!
  11. Bonus craft idea: Make Frankenstein paper toy! Kids can play with this toy while you prepare everything for your guests!

Be sure to check out Maggy’s new book, Easy Paper Projects. In this book you can find many simple paper craft ideas for every day and every holiday. Have fun crafting with your kids all year round!

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23 Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers – Quick Preschooler Halloween Ideas

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

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It's never too early to show your little ones around your craft room, and with these adorable Halloween crafts for toddlers, they can actually get in on the fun too.

Every one of these projects is designed for preschoolers and younger, so they'll love getting involved in these hands-on crafts (though you'll need to offer a little assistance). This roundup features kid-friendly crafts to make witches, ghosts, pumpkins, and other fun Halloween creatures.

Your toddler will have an absolute blast making these creations, whether they decide to make a paper plate pumpkin, a coffee filter ghost, or get busy with a Halloween sensory box. They'll love seeing their crafts displayed alongside your other fall decor throughout the house.

Plus, little ones will also get to practice using pencils, paint brushes, and markers, which will come in handy for preschool. Although they'll definitely be having the majority of the fun, it will also be so exciting for you to watch their creative little minds run wild.

Of course, these tutorials will yield cute creations, but they'll also make memories you'll cherish forever. Pop on a kid-friendly Halloween movie, gather the supplies for the craft at hand, and get ready for some seriously cute Halloween crafts.

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Potato Stamp Ghosts

Forget a stamp and ink pad—this craft is much more creative. Simply cut a potato and have your little one apply white and black paint. Then, let them stamp to their heart's content.

Get the tutorial at My Mommy Style.


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Spider Craft

You're probably not too keen on the itsy-bitsy spider hanging out in your home, but you'll ly make an exception for this cute critter. Offer children different colored popsicle sticks and different sized googly eyes to let their imaginations run wild.

Get the tutorial at My Home-Based Life.


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Halloween Sensory Bin

After you've put together this interactive craft, turn off the lights to really wow your child. The eyeballs glow in the dark!

Get the tutorial at Simple Everyday Mom.


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Paper Plate Pumpkin

The options are endless with this idea. This blogger writes that you could color the plates red and add a brown pipe cleaner to turn them into apples too.

Get the tutorial at The Simple Parent.


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Make a Monster Stickers

Encourage kids to mix and match the stickers to create kooky characters. The sillier, the better!

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Halloween Slime

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Apple Stamping Pumpkin Craft

Inside an average apple is a homemade pumpkin stamp in disguise! Simply slice the snack in half, dip in orange paint, and decorate to your heart's content.

Get the tutorial at Made to be a Momma.


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Witch Paper Craft

A few pieces of paper are all it takes to put together this friendly witch. Make it extra fun by asking your kids to name the shapes as you assemble.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.


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Handprint Spiders

Molds of your children's hands form a plaster spider that can serve as a cute keepsake for many years to come.

Get the tutorial at Fun at Home with Kids.


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Halloween Stick Puppets

Put on a Halloween puppet show after dressing up popsicle sticks as the holiday's most notorious characters.

Get the tutorial at Mommy Moment.


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Footprint Ghost Craft

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Paper Plate Dracula

Once you help your little one cut out all the pieces for this paper Dracula, let them decide if he should have a silly, spooky, or smiley facial expression.

Get the tutorial at Housing a Forest.


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Clay Handprint Halloween Keepsake

Form air-dry clay into a pumpkin shape, then press a handprint into the center. Once dry, paint the creation in whatever colors your little helper has in mind.

Get the tutorial at Non-Toy Gifts.


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Popsicle Stick Frankenstein Craft

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Gauze Mummy Craft

This DIY isn't about being perfect, so your kiddo can cut and paste pieces of gauze however they see fit.

Get the tutorial at The Resourceful Mama.


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Paper Jack-O'-Lantern

String a group of these jack-o'-lanterns together and display the festive garland on a table, over the fireplace, or in any spot that needs a little Halloween cheer.

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.


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Coffee Filter Jack-O'-Lantern Sun Catcher

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Cotton Ball Ghost Craft

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Painted Rock Ghosts Craft

Collecting rocks for this painting project is almost as fun as playing with the finished product.

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.


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Toilet Paper Mummy Craft


Best Spider Crafts For Kids

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

Autumn and Halloween are the perfect times of year to enjoy making some of The Best Spider Crafts For Kids. Even if you’re not normally a fan of real creepy crawlies these cute arachnids will have you smiling and wanting to make more I promise!

All of these spider craft projects are adorable and simple to make using materials you’ve probably got in your craft supplies already. Whatever age of children you are crafting with lots of these spider craft ideas are sure to be perfect. We’ve got super easy spider crafts for toddlers, preschool spider activities and a few more challenging ones that will appeal to your older kids too.

16+ Of The Best Spider Crafts For Kids

1 – Tin Can Spiders – This is such an easy spider craft and a fun way to display your Halloween candy.
2 – Spiders in a Web – Kids will love this interactive paper plate spider craft. Simple and so fun!
3 – Playful Rock Spiders – These are perfect little pocket pals!
4 – Jumping Spiders – Kids will love bouncing these little fellas around! A quick and easy spider craft.

5 – Climbing Spider – Have you ever wondered how to make a paper plate spider that actually climbs? This interactive climbing spider is so fun and clever!
6 – Fluffy Spiders – These little cute spiders look so fun sat in the embroidery hoop webs! Such a clever idea.

7 – Super Quick Spiders – See how to make a spider paper. This spider paper craft is about the fastest you’ll find.  Great if you need lots of quick and easy decorations.

8 – Spider Pizza – Who says you shouldn’t play with your food? These spider pizzas are great fun to make and perfect for a Halloween snack.

9 – TP Roll Spiders – We love a recycled spider craft! These are great fun to make and play with.
10 – Sewn Spiders – This is a fun spider craft to introduce kids to simple sewing.

11 – Pinecone Spiders – Do your kids love to collect pinecones? This nature spider craft is a fun use for them.

12 – Cute Handprint Spiders In Webs – Who can resist a handprint craft? We think this spider web craft is just about the cutest thing ever!

13 – Popsicle Spiders – Could spiders get any sweeter? Excuse the pun!
14 – Button Spider Craft – If you your spiders little then this is the craft for you.

Small in size but big on cuteness!
15 – Jumbo Glow In The Dark Spider – Want to know how to make a spider recycled materials? Grab your black trash bags to make a larger than life spider.

Great as a Halloween centre piece!
16 – Popsicle Stick Spider Webs – This spider web craft is easy to make from popsicle sticks. Every little spider needs a web and these are as adorable as they get!

We’re sure you’ll agree these are some of the best spider crafts for preschoolers you’ll find. Great fun for eight legged crafting this Fall and Halloween!

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50 Super Cool Halloween Crafts for Kids

Fun Paper Spiders Craft To Make With Kids

It’s already October! Are you ready for Halloween? Here’s over 50 super cool Halloween crafts for kids! You’ll find bat crafts, spider crafts, ghost crafts and more… all perfect for decorating for the upcoming holiday!

Follow our Halloween for Kids Pinterest board!

We are so excited the holiday season is already quickly approaching! I’ve been on the lookout for the absolute cutest and coolest Halloween crafts for kids I could find.

Here’s a list of over 50 Halloween crafts and art projects to inspire you for the upcoming spooky and fun holiday. You’ll find all kinds of Halloween crafts perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and on up. Many are perfect for decorating your home or classroom for Halloween, and some even make special keepsakes you’ll want to save for years to come!

You’ll also find some suggestions of children’s picture books for Halloween that pair nicely with each craft grouping listed below the subtitles. Be sure to check them out!

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Bat Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Stellaluna and Bats.

Hanging Bat Craft Using Cardboard Tubes from Buggy and Buddy

Paper Plate Bat Puppet Craft from Kids Craft Room

Pinecone Bats from Fireflies and Mud Pies

Toilet Roll Bat Crafts from Molly Moo

Bat Corner Bookmarks from Easy Peasy and Fun

Bat Headband from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Skull Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Skeleton Hiccups and The Skeleton Book.

Cardboard Zombie Halloween Craft from Arty Crafty Kids

Sugar Skull Rocks Using Puffy Paint from Color Made Happy

Paper Plate Day of the Dead Skulls from Box of Ideas

Ghost Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Ten Timid Ghosts and Ghost in the House.

Friendly Ghost Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Glowing Clay Ghost Garland from Twodaloo

Easy Paper Ghost Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Jack-O’-Lantern Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Pumpkin Jack and Five Little Pumpkins.

Positive/Negative Space Paper Jack-O’-Lanterns from Buggy and Buddy

Jack-O’-Lantern Spinning Top Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Jack-O-Lantern Silhouette from Kids Play Box

Jack-O-Lantern Collage from Twodaloo

Origami Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins from Pink Stripey Socks

Rock Jack-O-Lantern Craft from No Time for Flashcards

Black Cat Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Moonlight: The Halloween Cat and Los Gatos Black on Halloween.

Paper Bobble Head Black Cat from Fireflies and Mud Pies

Egg Carton Black Cat from The Craft Train

Black Cat Paper Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun

Witch Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Room on the Broom and Little Witch.

Paper Plate Movable Witch Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Handprint Witch from The Best Ideas for Kids

Paper Plate Witch from Arty Crafty Kids

Spider Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Spiders and The Very Busy Spider.

Craft Stick Spiderwebs from Buggy and Buddy

Pom Pom Spider Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Mini Pumpkin Spider Craft from Buggy and Buddy

3-D Paper Spider Craft from Red Ted Art

Paper Spider Handprint Craft from The Best Ideas for Kids

Climbing Construction Paper Spiders from Twitchetts

DIY Spider Rings from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Spider Headband from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Glitter Spiderweb Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Too Many Pumpkins, Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden, and The Pumpkin Book.

Paper Plate Pumpkin Patch Marble Maze from Buggy and Buddy

Handprint Halloween Keepsake Using Clay from Non-Toy Gifts

3-D Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft from Buggy and Buddy

Texture Pumpkin Art from Buggy and Buddy

Mini Cardboard Tube Pumpkins from Buggy and Buddy

Scrap Ribbon Pumpkin Suncatchers from Fireflies and Mud Pies

Spooky Tree Crafts for Kids

Pair these crafts with these picture books: In a Dark, Dark Room and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Blow Art Spooky Trees from Buggy and Buddy

Spooky Pipe Cleaner Trees from Play Trains!

Spooky Tree Halloween Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

DIY Treat Bags

Pair these crafts with these picture books: Scary, Scary Halloween and Zen Ghosts.

Fingerprint Halloween Treat Bags from How Wee Learn for Buggy and Buddy

DIY Treat Bag from Make it Your Own

Treak-or-Treat Candy Buckets from Mer Mag

Halloween Printables

Halloween Doodle Books from Hello Wonderful

Halloween Charades from Buggy and Buddy

Free Printable Monster Drawing Prompts from Picklebums

Halloween Monster Paper Rings from Easy Peasy and Fun

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Basket Printable from The Craft Train

Printable Monster Envelopes from Easy Peasy and Fun

Check out all kinds of fun Halloween STEM ideas in our STEAM Kids Halloween Ebook!

50+ pages of spooky fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities that will wow the boredom right your kids!