For the month of September over at Instagram #diythought had the play/ craft challenge prompt of SPIDERS! Today we are showing you some of our favs that are sure to inspire you to get creative with spider crafts and activities with this spider craft round-up.

The aim of these monthly challenges is to inspire and motivate others to get creative, set up craft, activities and fun projects all relating to a monthly theme. Along the way we have created our own activities relating to the theme (all linked at the bottom of this round-up). We would like to give a big thank-you to everyone who took part over September and are looking foward to seeing all of the MONSTER crafts over October. Remember to use #diythought if you would like to play along.

Spider Craft Round-up

These 7 spider crafts are all so much fun! There is a great range of spider crafts for kids of all ages here. From Spider webs to counting rice activities you are sure to find something to be inspired by here. Be sure to head over to Instagram by clicking the, view more on Instagram link under each image to check out all of the other amazing crafts by all of the featured people today.

1. Pom Pom & Pipe Cleaner Spider

We love all of the eyes on this fun spider craft from M.basteln. This is a simple craft to make which would be perfect for your Halloween decor.

2. Yarn & Bead Spider

Another fun spider craft from M.basteln. This time featuring a yarn spider whos legs have been decorated with beads.

3. Counting Spiders Activity

Such a fun sensory counting activity involving spiders. This is a great activity that kids are sure to love by Toddler Time Activities.

4. Moving Spiders

This is one super fun activity! So much fun that Miss 6 spent a good hour recreating it after I showed her the video from Toddler Time Activities. The idea is simple, draw a spider using a dry erase marker onto a plate or bowl, add water and watch it magically move about.

5. Painting Spiders

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Our scooter ride in the park yesterday was immensely enjoyable with the beginning of fall weather. It is also the season when we begin to see spider webs everywhere, and one in particular caught our eye while we were out. The web was large and stretched from the ground to the branches of a tree and there was a spider about a centimeter big in the middle. At first glance we didn't think the spider was remarkable, but then we went around to the other side and found a bright yellow arachnid with a beautiful spotted design. . Upon arriving home, we did our research and found out it was a spiny orb-weaver spider. Since we needed a new decoration for our front door, this little guy inspired us! We got to crafting with cardboard, acrylic paint, beads, black beans, and pipe cleaners. Then when we had made our mama and baby spiders, I strung them together with yarn and a stick from the backyard. When we were all done crafting we read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Both the girls love the texture in the book's artwork. . Admission: At first I had only gotten out yellow and black paint with the plans that the girls would copy the picture of the spiny orb-weaver we had found. But when they looked at me with disgust at their color options, I folded and got out all 36 colors of acrylic paint. This project wasn't the one that I had imagined (🐘 beads?), but it was the one that sparked my girls' interest and their creativity. And in the end it turned out pretty darn cute. . Checking off Autumn for #bookplaybingo. 4 boxes down, 6 to go! . #storybookartforkids #septemberloom – signs of fall #readchatplaymake #playlearnreadcreate #oubedtimebooks #bookstogethertuesday #playathomebooks #storybasketactivity #playfullyraisingreaders #thebookishplayway #inspirelittlereaders #bookishwaytoplay #bookishplaysunday #mudpies_rainbowskies #ourbookplay #readalongplayalong #weplay_autumn #keepingplayreal #mycolourfulplay #sharingnatureplay #natureplayalong #simplyplaynature #outsideplayanyday #natureplayalong #inspired_creative_kids #learnplayeveryday #troublefreeplay_tuesdays #diythought

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Inspired by the book The Very Busy Spider. This is a fun painting activity by Story Book Art For Kids. There is no wrong way to paint these lovely spiders making it a great craft for kids of all ages.

6. Pom Pom Spider and Web

Such a cute couple of spiders with their very own web! You can find out more about this craft over at Making Life Blissful.

7. Popsicle Stick Spider Web

Another great craft inspired by the book The Very Busy Spider. This time a fun spider web made from popsicle sticks and yarn. This looks like lots of fun!

More Spider Crafts

We love spider crafts. So much so that we have created quite a few of our own. Spiders are fantastic as they are typically simple to make and can incorporate many different fun art and craft ideas.

Be sure to play along this October by tagging #diythought in all of your monster themed crafts and play activities! We can’t wait to see all of the fun creations!


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