Spider Puppet Pompom Craft

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A fun and interactive Halloween craft for kids, today’s Spider Craft for Kids is a little pom pom puppet that kids can glide across a paper plate web. IT

Making this spider craft is only half of the fun! After making their own spider puppets using everyday craft supplies, kids can play with their homemade spider puppet as they create unique stories and songs about their spider's adventures.

Easy Spider Craft for Kids

My daycare kids had such a blast making and playing with their own spider puppets!

We used plain white school glue to allow the kids to make their pom pom puppets independently, however if you want to speed things up, you can have the kids assemble the craft supplies however they’d like them to go, and then you can step in and quickly hot glue everything together.

After reading a spider-themed book at circle time, we all gathered around the craft table and made our own pom pom spider, then placed it on one of our craft trays and left them to dry as we drew our paper plate webs. I glued the popsicle sticks to the back of the pom poms while the kids were napping and also cut the slit in the paper plates for the spider puppets to glide across. After our afternoon nap, our spider puppets were ready to play with and everyone played with their spider puppets until pick up time!

They told stories or sang spider songs while figuring out how to move their spider in unique ways across their webs, so this craft ended up being a great language activity as nearly all of the kids ended up making up their own songs and stories.

If desired, you can make your own pom poms using yarn like we did for our Yarn Love Bugs. (But this would be a bit too tricky for most young kids to do anything beyond the winding of the yarn.)

While we made our Spider Pom Pom puppets for Halloween, it’s also a cute craft to do after reading any of the following spider-centric books for kids:

 

More Spider Crafts & Activities for Kids

Materials to Make Pom Pom Spider Puppets

Tip: sometimes I find pipe cleaners a bit stratchy for kids, so I bend the ends in tightly so there aren’t any sharp ends while they are crafting.

 

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider Puppet

Cut your pipe cleaners in half. You will need two pipe cleaners (4 halves) for each spider.

Lay the pipe cleaners in a stack and twist at the centre to connect and secure them. Fan out the pipe cleaners to form the spiders legs, as shown.

Bend the end of each pipe cleaner to form the spider’s “feet.”

Glue a large pom pom to the centre (twist) of the spider legs, then glue on your goggley eyes. Allow glue to dry as you make your spider web.

Use a black crayon or marker to draw a web on your paper plate – drawing lines from one side of the paper plate directly across to the other, then drawing circles to connect the lines, starting from the middle of the plate and working outward. Color and decorate your web, as desired.

Loosely fold the plate in half and cut a line through the middle of the spider web, leaving 2” of paper plate in tact on either side of the cut.

Once the glue on the spider is dry, glue the spider to the top of a craft stick to form your puppet. Allow to dry completely before playing.

To play with the spider, slide the craft stick through the slit in the plate and move the spider around its web.

 

Pin this Easy Spider Craft for Kids for a fun homemade toy they can make independently:

How to make a pom pom spider puppet craft with kids - a super easy homemade toy that encourages kids to make up their own spider songs or spider stories! A fun and simple spider craft that kids can play with for hours.

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Yield: 1 Puppet

Spider Puppet Pompom Craft

Spider Puppet Pompom Craft

Making this spider craft is only half of the fun! After making their own spider puppets using everyday craft supplies, kids can play with their homemade spider puppet as they create unique stories and songs about their spider's adventures.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Black Pipe Cleaner
  • Large Pom Poms
  • Googley eyes
  • Craft sticks
  • Paper plate

Tools

  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut your pipe cleaners in half. You will need two pipe cleaners (4 halves) for each spider.
  2. Lay the pipe cleaners in a stack and twist at the centre to connect and secure them. Fan out the pipe cleaners to form the spiders legs, as shown.
  3. Bend the end of each pipe cleaner to form the spider’s “feet.”
  4. Glue a large pom pom to the centre (twist) of the spider legs, then glue on your goggley eyes. Allow glue to dry as you make your spider web.
  5. Use a black crayon or marker to draw a web on your paper plate - drawing lines from one side of the paper plate directly across to the other, then drawing circles to connect the lines, starting from the middle of the plate and working outward. Color and decorate your web, as desired.
  6. Loosely fold the plate in half and cut a line through the middle of the spider web, leaving 2” of paper plate in tact on either side of the cut.
  7. Once the glue on the spider is dry, glue the spider to the top of a craft stick to form your puppet. Allow to dry completely before playing.
  8. To play with the spider, slide the craft stick through the slit in the plate and move the spider around its web.

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I hope your kids love getting to make and play with their own spider puppets!

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