5 Fine Motor Spider Crafts
Ahh! Spiders! If your youngsters are fond of the eight-legged creatures, why not try out some of these fun and budget-friendly craft ideas over the weekend? They can be made with easy-to-source materials and look really effective; not to mention helping children to develop those all-important fine motor skills!
- Paper plate weaving web- this one is great for older toddlers and pre-schoolers- the process of threading wool through the holes in the paper plate is brilliant for practicing those hand-eye coordination skills.
Step 1) Cut out the middle of a paper plate and punch holes around the edge.
Step 2) Thread wool in and out of the holes, criss-crossing the centre.
- Stick and string web- this is a great craft for using natural materials- teamed with the pinecone spider (below) it makes a fun post-woodland walk activity!
Step 1) Collect three sticks of similar length. Lay them on top of each other, overlapping.
Step 2) After tying the string in the middle, wind it around the sticks, moving it slightly further away from the centre each time, this makes the web effect.
- Pinecone spider- This one again uses natural materials and is easy to make.
Step 1) Using the flat end of the pine cone as the face, glue some googly eyes in place.
Step 2) Then take four pipe cleaners and twist round the body, making eight legs.
- Glitter glue web- Most glitter glue tends to come in small, squeezy tubes. These are brilliant for encouraging squeezing and the development of finger muscles in little hands.
Step 1) Use one colour to squeeze out the spokes of the web, crossing each other from the centre.
Step 2) Using a different colour, make circles from the middle, moving outwards.
- Pom-pom spiders- for a realistic spider look, use a nice, big, fluffy pom-pom for this one!
Step 1) Take the pom-pom and twist four pipe cleaners around the middle; the pipe cleaners form the legs- four on each side.
Step 2) For added fine motor practice, you can thread a bead up each leg towards the middle, bending the knees to hold them in place.
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