Kids’ Halloween Spider Craft
Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween kids’ craft? This spider paint print art activity is super-simple, and fun for children of all ages. Your kids can add to it, making it more elaborate. Or, they can stick with the basic idea.
- Card stock paper (or another thick paper)
- Tempera paint (use black and orange for Halloween-themed spiders, or any other color that your child wants)
- Sponge (regular kitchen sponges will work)
- Optional: Glitter, googley eyes and glue
- Cut the sponges into circles. Make them any size that you want. These will be the spiders’ bodies. If your child wants teeny tiny spiders, make them small. Use as much of the sponge as possible for larger spiders. Depending on your child’s age, you may need to do this step for her.
- Pour the paint onto a palette, a paper plate or thick cardboard. Make pools that are roughly golf baseball-sized.
- Dip the sponge into the paint. Press the paint-covered sponge onto the paper to create the spider’s body.
- Have your child dip a finger into the paint (using the same or another color). She can finger print legs coming out from the circle-shaped body.
- Optional: Sprinkle glitter over the still-wet paint or add googley eyes with glue.
Your child can cut out the spider (if she wants), punch a hole at the top at hang it from a piece of yarn. Hang several together in a spooky web!