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The Itsy Bitsy Spider: Paper Spider For Elementary School Children

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider: Paper Spider For Elementary School

Suggested Grades: K-2
Activity Time: 30-50 Minutes
 
This instructable will tell you how you can help your students or kiddos at home create their very own spider!
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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Materials Needed:

White School Glue
Crayons (I suggest crayola)
Scissors
Two Sheet of 12" x 18" Black Construction Paper
One Sheet of 8" X 10" Black Construction Paper
One Sheet 8" X 10" White Paper (optional)
2-8 Google eyes (optional)

Step 2: Draw and Oval/Egg

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On one sheet of the 12" x 18" Black Construction Paper have students draw a large oval or egg shape using a yellow, orange, or white crayon.

Have them write their name inside the shape.

Remind them to use as much of the paper as possible, they want a bit spider body.

On the one sheet of One Sheet of 8" X 10" Black Construction Paper have students draw a large circle using a yellow, orange, or white crayon.

Have them write their name inside the shape

Step 3: Cut Those Puppies Out!

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My students always laugh when I tell them it's time to cut those puppies out, they want to know why I call everything puppies....oh kids.

One they have their shapes cut out have them throw away their scraps.  I have buckets for all my tables that I sit in the middle and the throw away theirs scraps in the middle, then when we clean up one individual from the table dumps the bucket in the trash can.  It saves a lot of mess on the floor.

Remind students that scissors tend to be sharpest at the very back.  I liken scissors to alligators that are really hungry they want to open up their mouths really wides to eat that paper.  This also helps them control the cut much better.
TCGames2 years ago
Nice Instructable!
poofrabbit (author)  TCGames2 years ago
Thank you!