Cardboard Roll and Hand Shape Spiders
September 29th, 2010 by Craftylocks

This activity first appeared in a Paper Crafts for Children newsletter. This toilet paper roll critter has crawled out of the newsletter and onto this blog in time for Halloween.

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The following is straight from the newsletter …

This is creepily cute! I was so impressed with what excellent legs our finger shapes made on our spider. Keep it away from easily frightened folk!

You will need:

– a toilet roll, stapled close at each end as pictured

– hand shapes, minus the thumbs, traced onto black paper
Then you need to:
– Paint the squashed toilet paper roll black.

– Glue the hand shapes to the bottom of the spider and bend the fingers to create the legs.

– Add spidery decorations like a glittery red back.

Consult with the closest expert on spider anatomy – in this case it was my son, and then add the desired number of eyes. He thought that they had two big eyes and up to six little ones – sounded good to me. He commented they would not be in a nice tidy row like I have done, but it is so cute with them in a row and that is important on toilet paper roll spiders!

We had so much fun making the black one, we made another one which is species spidery rainbowish, a very rare type of spider only found in paper boxes.


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3 Responses  
Craftylocks writes:
October 24th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Thanks Sara – I think as far as spiders go, they are pretty cute.

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Sarah (Chez Lee) writes:
October 1st, 2010 at 12:54 pm

FABULOUS! We will have fun with this idea, thanks! And thank you also for your lovely ice-cream themed day idea that you left on my blog – yummmmmmy!

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