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Itsy Bitsy Spider #Homeschooling Craft Idea

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This super easy craft looks like a fun project for your homeschool! Please welcome Crystal to the site!  ~Kelli

I am so excited to be here guest posting on Kelli’s deal site. My name is Crystal and I blog over at Crystal & Co.  I have a passion for sharing solutions and resources with mommy’s. If you check out my site you will find lots of craft ideas as well as easy recipes.

Today I thought it would be fun to share a craft, as well as some additional resources, that can be used to go with the children’s rhyme we are all familiar with- Itsy Bitsy Spider. Over the weekend I sat down with my three littlest boys and we had lots of fun making itsy bitsy spiders. This would be a fun activity to add to your preschool curriculum as well.


  • black washasble finger paint
  • white card-stock
  • glue
  • 2 wiggly eyes for each spider
  • scissors
  • paper plate

Start by squeezing black finger paint onto a paper plate.

Spread it around evenly with your finger (or a spoon or spreader).

Assist your little one while they press their palm in the paint.

Place your little one’s hand on the card-stock and press firmly.

Repeat with the other hand.

You want thumbs pointing up and palms facing each other.

Let the hand prints dry 100%.

Once the prints are dry, you can cut them out.

Add a drop of school glue to the back of two wiggly eyes.

Add the wiggly eyes to the hand prints and you’re done.

So easy and so fun.

Once you’ve sung the rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider, here are a couple of fun downloads your little ones might enjoy.

  1. Letter S  tracing sheet with spiders.
  2. Itsy Bitsy Spider workbook.
  3. Easy spider counting craft.

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Friday 16th of September 2011

Looks great! We will give this one a try.


Friday 16th of September 2011

Thanks, Jo! Be sure to let me know how it goes and if you post about it, let me know and I will update this post to also link to yours!

Kat Griffin

Thursday 15th of September 2011

very cute


Friday 16th of September 2011

Hmm.. my own comment disappeared. LOL! Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked Crystal's Spider Craft!


Wednesday 14th of September 2011

Cute idea!


Friday 16th of September 2011

Thanks for stopping by, Lindsay! Love Crystal's Crafts. Hmm... maybe I can get her to do something every week... "Crystal's Crafts" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? LOL!


Tuesday 13th of September 2011

What a fun idea -- that would go with our Wee Sing Song for this week!!


Friday 16th of September 2011

What is your song?


Monday 12th of September 2011

So cute! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.


Friday 16th of September 2011

Isn't it just the cutest? Crystal always has great craft ideas. LOVE IT!