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This spooky spiders activity from The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6 will help you celebrate the Halloween season with children, all while developing their fine-motor and creativity skills. 


  • hot glue gun (adult only)
  • card stock or file folders
  • paper
  • orange and black crayons
  • black stamp pad

What to Do

  1. Ahead of time, use a hot glue gun to form different shaped spider webs on card stock or file folders and allow them to harden and dry.
  2. Let each child pick a web. Have them place a blank sheet of white or manila paper on top of the glue and use black and orange crayons to rub across the paper until the web appears on their paper.
  3. After they are satisfied with their webs, have the children stamp their thumbs on the web using black stamp pad.
  4. Encourage the children to draw legs coming from the thumb stamp, forming a spider inside a spooky web.
  5. As a variation, have the children use regular glue to form their own webs.
  6. Allow a day for the glue to dry, and then proceed as above. This takes a little more time, but the children will get their own "one-of-a-kind" webs.

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6
Topic: Holidays
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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