halloween craft for preschoolers: bottle cap spiders

October 12, 2010

spider parade
You know I can't resist a good bottle-cap craft...

The bottle cap stash was coming close to overflowing in its very special under-the-kitchen-sink storage area, so I thought we should make some spiders.
spider craft1
All you need is some bottle caps (I like these dos equis ones), pipe cleaners, hot glue, regular glue, and googly eyes. Oh, and an enthusiastic spider-loving preschooler.
spider underside
I cut the legs and then hot glued them to the back of the cap. 
dos equis spider
Once they dried, I bent the legs out in a spidery fashion and gave them to the eyeball girl.
gluing spider eyes
The eyeball girl then determines exactly how many eyes each spider gets. Some get 2, some 3, some 5, and the less fortunate, just 1.
spider invasion
Then we let them invade our kitchen table. And we put one by the spider paste.

As for spider books, we really like:
Aaaarrgghh! Spider!
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks

Do you have any favorite spider books?

{Also, if you like these, you should check out the spider hotel we recently made for them!}

Linking up to Show and Tell, Get Your Craft On, Bella Before and After, Trash to Treasure, Take a Look Tuesday, Tot Tuesday, Toot Your Horn Tuesday, Whatever Goes Wed, Show and Tell, Kids Get Crafty, Hooking up with HOH, It's Party Time, Read, Explore, Learn, the CSI Project

Check out Ohdeedoh to see this craft featured there!

21 comments:

welcome to our wonderland said...

those are adorable I have to fins some caps and soon :)

Chels said...

You're the queen of bottle cap ideas! This one's creepy and my son will love it! Thanks!

Jackie said...

This is a cute idea. I will have to save it for when we do spiders for the letter "S".

The Activity Mom said...

SO cute! Love those! I'm going to include them in my post tomorrow! Thanks for the fantastic idea! =)

Sassy Sites! said...

Super cute!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Hopefully we can see you again next Tuesday! xoxo

-Marni @ Sassy Sites!

lara said...

Awesome, I love it. Can't wait to try it out!

lara

RedTedArt said...

Oh! We have lots of bottle lids that I haven't made anything with yet...

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Much appreciated!!

Maggy

Erin said...

Very fun. My kids would make a million of them and put them everywhere!

Michelle said...

Totally cool idea! Care to share your Halloween crafts on our linky? It's on: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2010/10/fun-with-toddlers-linky-party-halloween.html

Terrell said...

This is just waaaay cute! My daughter would love to do this project too!! I'm so excited to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link your fun creations up at my weekly party - Fabulous Friday Finds! Hope to see you there! Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Krafty Kat said...

How fun!

Condo Blues said...

I am thinking about attempting to make a spiderweb with yarn on my front porch. I was wondering what to do for a spider. Now I know! Thank you.

Tere said...

Very cute and creative and easy and fun for kids! Come link up at terelauritsen.blogspot.com

AKA PonyTails&FishScales

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would love for you to add this to Read.Explore.Learn. tomorrow. The many eyes on some of the spiders is so cute.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thank for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I love your spiders.

Tami said...

I have to make some! How fun and cute. Following you from Read.Explore.Learn

Elizabeth said...

Just wanted to let you know that you've been featured! :)

http://ucreatewithkids.blogspot.com/2010/10/tutorial-halloween-spiders.html

Moogie said...

I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

my kids will love making these bottle cap spiders. thanks : )
artbystephanie

Heather J. said...

Thanks for this great idea! We did this with our spider activities. If you would like to see, I posted about it here http://mommylittlehelper.blogspot.com/2010/10/spiders.html

Anonymous said...

I made these yesterday with my daughter and we had so much fun making them. Thanks!

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