Climbing spider is a fun craft activity to encourage grasping skills, hand strengthening, and more!  This craft is done with recyclable items and other things that you probably have around your house. It is fun and easy to do. Scroll down for step by step directions.

 Materials:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Thin cardboard box (like a cereal box)
  • Black Construction paper
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Hole  punch
  • Pencil
  • Permanent Marker

Directions:

  1. Draw a circle on the cardboard and cut it out.
  2. Draw up to eight eyes on your circle (the spider body) and either a mouth or fangs. 
  3. Cut four strips of black construction paper about ¼” thick. Then cut each of the strips in half making 8 legs.
  4. Accordion fold the legs before gluing them on your spider body.  
  5. Cut the toilet paper tube in half. 
  6. Now take the toilet paper tube and hole punch each side one on top of the other as soon in the picture.
  7. Now feed the yarn up one side of the toilet paper tube and down the other side. As shown in the picture. Then tie a bead to each end.

8. Then glue your spider onto the toilet paper tube. Let it dry before trying to play with it. 

 

How to play:

  1. Hang your spider from the wall or something high. 
  2. Pull the bottom of yarn outwards, this will make the spider move up. Don’t pull down. 

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