A while back we made fireworks rings by accident. The girls had so much fun with them that I thought it would be fun to make our own spider rings for our spider theme. They are quick and easy, and you probably have the craft supplies to make them already.
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We made two different sizes. For the large rings we started with four full size chenille stems and one half size stem. We also used two pom poms, one small and one large. Our pom poms came from the rainbow poms set in our most recent package from craftprojectideas.com.
To make the ring I folded the four long stems in half. Then I made a large enough hole for a child’s finger. Just above that hole I twisted the remaining stem.
Then I folded the eight “legs” down into the shape of spider legs.
I used a hot glue gun to attach the two pom poms together. Then I attached the “spider body” to the legs with the hot glue.
They turned out super cute! You could also add eyes and other embellishments, but we like them simple. Following these directions you’ll get a very large “ring” that would be fun to use as a hand puppet for songs or story retelling.
If you want a more practical ring for Halloween or other activities, then I would suggest using four stems that are half the size of regular stems (or two full size ones cut in half). Then you get cute little spiders like the one below.
So far we’ve been using our spiders to sing songs and tell stories, but they often end up as holiday decorations when they aren’t use. Lovey especially likes to hide them in places to scare her little sister…and sometimes mommy, too!
More Creepy Crawly Spider Fun
And Don’t Forget to Read Some Great Books About Spiders, Too!
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Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Learn some facts about real spiders and use toy spiders to learn math, literacy and science concepts in this full lesson plan pack for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The full 31-page Spider Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
- My Spider Emergent Reader
- Spider Babies Fine Motor Activity Mat
- Spider Patterning Task Cards
- Spider Roll and Add Counting Game
- Spider Letter Building Mat
- Itsy Bitsy Spider Story Sequencing Pieces
- Spider Calendar (or general number) Cards
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