If you have to come up with a craft for you child’s classroom, and you make this bouncy spider Halloween craft, be prepared for your child to say, “Thank’s mom, all the kids loved the craft you made.” This spider was my go-to Halloween craft for both of my kids. The spider is so easy to make and kids love playing with it. If this craft is for small children, and I am in charge of bringing the supplies, I will break down the supplies for one spider, and place the items in a plastic bag for each child. This is faster and easier that passing out the supplies when you get in the classroom. If it is for elementary school age, I let them do everything except painting the balls. You do not have to use this just for a classroom craft, your kids can make these at home. I love making crafts the children can actually play with!
Supplies to make one spider
1 styrofoam ball painted black
1 hand full of black eyelash yarn
1 rounded bobby pin15 inches or more of elastic
2 googly eyes and glue
8 pipe cleaners cut into 4-inch pieces (I do this beforehand).
I paint the balls black at least one day before. I recommend using craft paint and not spray paint.Tie the elastic to one rounded bobby pin (do beforehand).Wrap the eyelash yarn around the ball.After you have completely wrapped the ball, push the bobby pin onto the end to hold the yarn in place.Cut the pipe cleaners into 8-4 inch pieces. Stick the pipe cleaners into the styrofoam ball. If the child has trouble, you can pull the little pieces of fuzz off the end of the pipe cleaner. Glue on the eyes, and the spider is ready to bounce. Some of my favorite memories of my children in elementary school is when I would come to the school and help in the classroom. This bouncy spider Halloween craft will be fun for you and all of the children to make!