TEENSY WEENSY SCARY SPIDERS
Submitted by: P. Coniglio, a teacher at Delaware Valley Elementary in Milford PA
What You Need:
- one 1" foam ball
- 3" x 3" black tissue paper
- eight pieces of black pipecleaner four inches long
- small colorful piece of scrap paper
- piece of cardboard about 5" x 6"
What You Do:
- I usually begin this as a science lesson about spiders and I read a book about spiders.
- The children are fascinated by how spiders spin their webs, capture and eat their food and spider trivia such as the amount of eyes some spiders have captures their interest.
- We first make a web by cutting slits around the edge of the piece of cardboard.
Then we wrap the cardboard with yarn.
- Next spread some glue on the tissue paper and place the foam ball in the center.
- Wrap the tissue around the ball.
- Poke the pipecleaners into the ball so they resemble legs, four on each side.
- Use the hole punch to punch as many eyes as you want from the scrap paper, glue these on top of the spiders body.
- Bend the legs down and attach the spider to the cardboard and yarn web.
- YIKES!! Its a teensy weensy scary spider.
© P. Coniglio
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