This FREE 3D spider papercraft is a perfect craft for Halloween for older kids or to use as decor! You can use it in your classroom, library, or as a fun holiday craft to do with your kids.
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There’s a 3 page PDF that has all the pieces you need to put your spider together: the body, the head, eight legs, and two tiny fangs (careful not to loose them once you cut them out!). It works best if you print this on cardstock, but regular printer paper works fine, too – as you can see in my video, that’s what I used!
You can print this little guy off in different colors and attach string to the top to use them as decorations. Or you can use it as a template to make one out of black cardstock and attach googly eyes.
I found it was easiest to glue the tabs for body and head using a glue stick, and then used regular glue for the fangs, legs, and to attach the head to body, but you can figure out what works best for you.
Younger kids might need a little more help on this one – putting the 3D shapes together can be a little tricky! (See the video below for step-by-step instructions) But my older kids had an blast with this one, and have already made plans to print a bunch out to use for Halloween decorations.
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I’m actually terrified of spiders – like completely, irrationally afraid of them! So of course, my kids love them for the most part. One in particular gets quite sad if they squashed, so one of his aunties bought him this spider catcher one year for his birthday. It was a win-win – I was thrilled I didn’t have to deal with the spiders, and he gets to relocate them outside where they belong.
Even though I’m super scared of them, I’ve slowly grown to accept they’re an important part of the world. While I won’t become buddy-buddies with them anytime soon, I’m also not quite as terrified even at the sight of a picture of one.
And besides, who couldn’t love this cute little face here?
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