Mini Beast Crafts Spider

What you’ll need

  • Large sheet of paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Googly eyes*
  • String

*If you don’t have googly eyes you can use two small circles of white paper with a black dot for the pupil.

How to make a hand print spider

  1. Cover your hands in paint and ‘print’ your hand prints onto the paper, fingers facing outward to create the spiders legs. Make sure not to include your thumbs as you only want 8 legs in total.
  2. Let the paint dry.
  3. Add on your decoration. Use stripes or spots of paint or glitter or anything else you like!
  4. Glue on your googly eyes.
  5. Add a piece of string for your spiders silky web!

Spider Ideas!

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Use mummy’s big hands and your little hands to make a mummy and her baby spider!

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