Looking for a fun Halloween Craft for Kids? This Easy Printable Spider Craft is perfect for kids of all ages!

There’s 2 different versions, so you can find the perfect one for your kids!

Halloween is coming up quick! We’ve been busy making all things spooky – ghosts, bats, Monster Stew, and of course, these easy spider crafts!

This cute spider craft is great for classrooms, daycares, homeschooling, and more!

It’s a fun way for kids to practice their fine motor skills, scissor skills, and problem solving skills as well.  

Let’s dive in!

Supplies for Printable Spider Craft

printable spider template with crayons, glue stick and scissors

For this cute spiders, you will need the following simple craft supplies:

  • Free Printable Spider Template PDF printed on white paper (You can find the digital file at the end of this tutorial)
  • Crayons (Crayola brand is our favorite!)
  • Child safe Scissors – Blunt tip Fiskars brand are absolutely the best!
  • Glue stick – for putting your spider together. You could also choose white glue or tape if you like. We chose a glue stick because it dries quickly!

Let’s get started on this preschool Halloween craft!

How to Make a Paper Spider Craft

First, print out the spider craft template. You can find the free printable spider at the end of this tutorial.

There are 2 different templates to choose from.

There’s one that is easy for preschoolers to cut. The legs are shorter and wider and much more simple for little hands to cut out. 

I also created a second spider with spindly long legs. This spider is great for your older kids. The legs are long and narrow, but this allows kids to fold the legs for a little more of a pop-up effect!

Once you’ve chosen your spider template and printed it, it’s time to color!

printable spider craft colored with black crayon

Coloring is a great way to help kids build hand strength and practice pencil grip. It’s such a great way to practice those fine motor skills!

You can use crayons, markers, or colored pencils.  I recommend crayons because you can easily color large areas quickly and still see the lines for cutting.

You can decide ahead of time if you want your kids to go for a traditional basic black spider or if you want to let them use their favorite colors!

paper spider craft cut out

Once they’ve finished coloring both the legs and the body template, it’s time to cut. Provide your kids with blunt tip child safe scissors. (We use the Fiskars brand).

Have them cut out the spider body and then the legs.

folding spider legs on paper spider craft

Once they have cut out the spider body and all 8 legs, show the children how to fold about an inch of the end of each leg under, as shown in the pictures.

all the spider legs folded on paper spider

This will make the spider pop a little.

Now, glue the flat part of the legs to the back of the spider. When your spiders have 8 legs, you’re finished!

I hope your kids enjoy this simple spider craft as much as mine did!  

These would be so cute displayed on a giant spider’s web bulletin board.  

easy spider craft - fully assembled

Older kids using the long legged spider template might like to add an extra fold in the middle of the leg, to really make it stand out.

2 spider paper crafts on a wooden background

In addition to Halloween, you could also use these fun spider crafts for your nursery rhymes theme.  They would work for both Little Miss Muffet as well as the Itsy Bitsy Spider.  

Grab the Free Printable Spider Craft Template

Want to make this spider paper craft? You can grab the free paper spider craft template PDF files directly below by clicking the black download button.

Free printable template:

More Halloween Crafts and Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun ideas for Halloween?

You can find a fun Marble Paint Bat craft here.  This simple activity is lots of fun and makes cute Halloween decorations!

If you enjoy marble painting, you can find a Marble Paint Pumpkin here on my blog as well as a Marble Paint Mummy as well.  

There’s tons of fun Mummy Crafts here to check out.  So many fun craft projects for Halloween!

Looking for a Halloween sensory play idea?  This Monster Stew Sensory Bin is perfect.  Kids will enjoy creating concoctions of pom poms, googly eyes, spiders and more that are fit for a monster’s supper!

This Witch Hat headband is loads of fun for young children.  It’s super easy with the free templates.

There’s tons of fun Halloween Printable Craft and Activities here. You’ll find games, printables, crafts and more!

This easy Ghost craft is a fun Halloween preschool craft.  Kids simply glue cotton balls to the free printable template.

You can find free printable Halloween Dot to Dot Pages here.  There’s a bat, ghost, witch hat, and pumpkin.

You can find 3 free Color By Number pages for Halloween here.  Perfect for practicing number recognition.

My kids loved these Monster Coloring Pages.  They are great for a quiet time activity, a classroom party or a fun activity during the Halloween season.

Halloween Printables for Kids

Looking for more Halloween Fun?  

Don’t miss this fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt for kids in my Etsy shop.  

Kids of all ages will enjoy looking for the Halloween themed items on the list.  

Plus, there’s picture cards to hide to make this super simple to set up.  

What a fun activity for a Halloween party!

Get your Halloween Scavenger Hunt in my Etsy shop here.