Itsy Bitsy Spider Craft
NOTE: make this without the spout for a little Miss Muffet version or with the spout for the Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Cardboard tube (gift wrap or paper towel)
- egg carton cup (the part that one egg goes into)
- piece of cardboard or a 3 1/4 inch diskette (temporary use)
- Cover the tube in tinfoil and tape on to make your spout
- Make a yarn pom pom:
- wrap yarn around the diskette or piece of cardboard about 30 times.
- Slide off and tie in the center
- snip loop ends
- apply glue LIBERALLY all over the egg carton cup and drape the
yarn pom pom over top.
- press down firmly
- let dry completely
- Make legs:
- accordion fold two 1/2 inch x 8 inch strips of black construction paper to make a leg.
- tape it to the egg carton cup
- do this 7 more times (we ran out of energy after 4 legs, so made 4 accordion legs and 4 braided wool legs!)
- see the Canada
Day bracelet for lessons on how to
- Glue a face on your spider. We just used snippets of white
paper and a black marker
- Tie a piece of wool that is 2 1/2 times the length of the water
spout onto the spider.
- Put the wool through the spout. The child can pull the end
of the wool to make the spider climb up the OUTSIDE of the water spout and let go of the
wool so the spider falls down (when the rain washes the spider out).
- You can attach a craft stick or a straw to the end of the wool
the child holds onto as a handle if you like.
- Kaitlyn (Age 2 at the time) also had fun swinging her spider in circles (ring around the rosy) and dragging it along behind her (walking her puppy)