Few things are more synonymous with the month of October than the Halloween holiday.
Spooky decorations, tricks, treats, and costumes have filled the store shelves and, if your little ones are anything like mine, they’ve spent a good few weeks deciding what it is that they want to be for the holiday.
With both kids being so excited about the upcoming holiday fun, we made it a point to include something a little bit spookier in our crafting this week when we created the newest addition to our alphabet book.
From caterpillars to ladybugs, we’ve tried to include at least a few insects and bugs into our book, but this time, we were looking to create something that would be a bit more fitting for the creepy Halloween holiday.
What better way to do that than by making a creepy crawly creature of our own!
Making a lowercase letter S spider of your own couldn’t get any simpler. You’ll need:
- Black construction paper
- A sheet of white card stock
- Googly eyes
To start, you’ll need to cut out the various pieces that make up your spider.
Obviously, you’ll need your lowercase letter, and to make the legs you’ll need to cut out 8 “V” shapes.
First things first, glue your lowercase letter onto your sheet of card stock.
Once that is in place, start adding the legs.
Once the little guy’s legs are all attached, grab some googly eyes and stick them right in the middle.
Now, most spiders not only have 8 legs, they generally have the same number of eyes as well, but with these alphabet crafts, little man is pretty much in charge of how he wants them to look when their finished and, in this case, he decided that he wanted his spider to have just two eyes like he does.
However your child prefers is fine. It’s their alphabet book after all 🙂
Once your eyes are added, your spider is finished and ready to hit the drying rack.
While you’re waiting on that glue to dry, don’t forget to grab the lowercase letter S page from the bundle of interactive alphabet pages. This page, like the other lowercase pages, uses dot markers, and is always one of my kids’ favorite parts.