Make a Spider to learn about 8 legged beasties
A really easy and quick project but enables your child to spend plenty of time doing the best part – decorating! We have 2 objectives, the first is to make a satisfying spider-like model with a body and 8 legs, the second is an excuse to chat and learn more about spiders.
Time 5min – 1hour (depending on attention span)
What you’ll need
- Pipe cleaners
- Scissors (optional)
- Small pompoms
Stuff to decorate with
Method: read all about spiders using our spiders factsheet and pick out details your child will find interesting. An EYFS level child will enjoy counting the spider’s legs and a sing along to incy wincey is bound to get a few giggles (well it did for the quality of my singing alone).
Group together twisting them in the middle they should hold themselves together.
Get a pompom and attach with a small dab of glue to the base. The older child might like to tackle adding an abdomen using a smaller pompom attached to the main body – ta dah all finished!
Now for the fun part let your child decorate to their hearts content, add eyes or even string for silk – who says spiders can’t be sparkle with glitter!