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Egg Carton Spider and Glitter Web

  • Books & Language Arts
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Practice tracing skills, recycle and create a fun Halloween craft at the same time with this Egg Carton Spider and Glitter web craft!

Materials


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Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Make a Halloween Spider

 

spider web drawing

 

Step 2.

 

Draw a spiderweb using a pencil onto a piece of card stock. Or click the “template” button under the picture for this craft and download the free spider web template that we have provided. Tip: you can print this web directly onto the card stock or print on regular printer paper and glue it to a piece of sturdy card stock.

Glitter spiderweb picture

 

Step 3.

 

Outline the spider’s web using the Silver Glitter Glue. Start from the middle and work your way out. Be careful not to put your hand in the glue as you are tracing.  Once done put aside to dry.

recycled egg carton used as spider body

 

Step 4.

 

Cut out one cup from your egg carton to use as your spider’s body. Punch (4) holes in 2 opposite sides of the cup as shown, these will be for the spider’s legs.

Spider Craft

 

Step 5.

 

Paint your spider and let dry.

Make a spider craft

 

Step 6.

 

Take (2) Shimmer Sticks and cut each one in half. Take each one and thread it through the hole on one side through to the hole on the other side.

Spider kids craft for Halloween

 

Step 7.

 

Thread all (4) pieces through the holes to create the 8 spider legs. Bend slightly as shown.

make a kids craft spider for Halloween

 

Step 8.

 

Using craft glue, add Wiggly Eyes to your spider.

Halloween Spider and Spiderweb

 

Step 9.

 

Glue your spider to the glitter web picture. You can also add decorations or write a Halloween message!

 


Create a recycled spider craft and draw a connection to E.B. White’s classic tale: Charlotte’s Web!

  • Spinning the Story: How does an author find inspiration for a story about animals? For E.B. White, living on a farm inspired him to use animals as the main characters in his stories. Anthropomorphism is a literary device that gives animals human characters and behaviors. Can your students find examples of this in Charlotte’s Web?
  • Cobweb Messages: Throughout the novel, Charlotte weaves the words “SOME PIG,” “TERRIFIC,” “RADIANT,” and “HUMBLE” into her web to describe her pig pal, Wilbur. Have your students write one word to describe their favorite character from the novel within their glitter web! What word did they choose and why?

Along with a wonderful story, Charlotte’s Web also features beautiful illustrations. For an extra fun assignment, pair your students together with an illustration from the book. Ask them to write a caption describing the moment depicted using complete sentences and their best vocabulary. Then, let them share their captions with the class!