Painted Paper Spider

Today felt like the perfect day to do a little painting. We made an adorable, but easy, little paper spider. With a few modifications, this is a perfect craft for kids one to five years old!

Materials Needed

  • White Paper
  • Construction Paper (We picked orange)
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Start by letting your little one paint the white paper black. Try to encourage them to cover as much as the paper as possible.


Once the painted paper dries, cut out a circle and 8 long rectangles. If your little one is preschool aged, try just drawing the shapes on the back of the paper and let them cut the shapes out.


Flip over all the parts and let your little one glue the legs on.


Next, help your little one glue the spider on your construction paper.


To finish the spider, add googly eyes! We just added two eyes, but if you want a more realistic spider, you can do that as well.


10 responses to “Painted Paper Spider”

  1. So cute! I really need to do some Halloween crafts but am so busy!

  2. We just put our Halloween decorations up today and found a craft my oldest did at preschool almost the same as this! My youngest now wants to make one to hang so we will be trying this tomorrow!

  3. That looks fantastic. So easy to make with children. I love the big eyes, make the spider looks like a real one.

  4. The spider is very sweet. I bet kids are enjoying do it because it is easy but fun. Preparation for Halloween is such a nice time to spend creative time with the kids.

  5. Very cute painted paper spider. Please continue to share your creative inspiration with us!

  6. THIS IS SO FREAKIN’ ADORABLE!!! How cute and creepy is that! One thing I miss about my kids being out of preschool, I now realize as I look at this, is that they no longer bring home cute crafts like this!

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    April Marquardt

    Aw this is so cute! I need to try this with my kiddos this weekend. They would love it.

  8. Awe these came out so cute! This is such a nice DIY during this season 🙂 This is perfect for the little ones

  9. this is a really cute DIY project to be done with young children! How lovely!

  10. Awwww they are so adorable !! We will use them as decoration for Halloween! Kids’re goona be so excited.

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