Kids' spidey senses will be tingling with anticipation at making these creepy crawly spider bracelets. A super easy craft to make at home or in the classroom, it's a fun idea for insect themes as well!
One reader wrote: This is a fun and easy Halloween project that I did with a small group of 2- to 5-year-olds. They love tracing their hands and fingers whenever they are playing with crayons or markers, so this is simply a "twist" on an old favorite. We also talked about the number eight that day, so on the backside of each of the spider's legs I wrote the numbers one through eight in white crayon while each child counted with me.
Fold black construction paper in half.
Along folded edge, lay child's hand palm down (midway through palm) and trace fingers with white crayon. Cut out the outline of the fingers.
Unfold and you'll have a complete image of a spider with eight legs. Turn the spider over and, with the pencil, roll the legs around it – this makes the legs curl under and gives a more creepy, crawly effect.
Cut a one inch strip of black paper from the remaining scraps and form it into a circle for the bracelet. At the appropriate length, tape the ends together.
Attach the bracelet to the underside of the spider using tape or glue.
Glue the wiggle eyes and "fangs" to the spider's head.
Cut a small diamond shape from the yellow construction paper and glue to the spider's back.
Place the child's wrist through the bracelet.