Easy Toddler Halloween Craft – Itsy Bitsy Spider

This fun toddler/preschool spider activity is a fun craft and a great opportunity to practice counting!

While making the handprint spiders below you can count the 8 legs, count your child’s fingers.  Spiders also usually have 8 eyes so you can also count the 8 googly eyes.

Some other toddler/preschool spider facts you can talk about:

What do spiders eat? Insects/bugs

How do spiders catch bugs?  Their webs

Where do spiders live?  Indoor and outdoors! Indoor spiders like cozy spots like dusty corners.  Outdoor spiders can live in lots of places: in gardens, in the woods, holes in walls and fences, even in water! 

Supplies Needed For This Spider Craft:

Upins 1000 Pcs Black Wiggle Googly Eyes

Tru-Ray – P6576 Color Wheel Assortment

Elmer’s bundle Washable Liquid School Glue

Eco Craft Stix 4.5″ Colored Wooden Craft Sticks

Easy Itsy Bitsy Spider Toddler Halloween Craft

Easy Itsy Bitsy Spider Toddler Halloween Craft

This simple craft is perfect for decorating your house for Halloween. All you need is some construction paper, googly eyes, some hands to trace and a pencil to create these Itsy Bitsy Spiders.

You can either tape them to your windows or doors, put them on popsicle sticks or hang them off white yarn to look like a web.

You can make “Itsy” spiders with your toddlers hand and then “Big spiders” using your own hands. Then let your toddler color, put stickers on and place the eyes to decorate them more.

My toddler LOVED chasing me around with her spider on a stick. I later placed it in a bowl of clementines with some Jack’o’laterns drawn on.

This is a super easy craft that lets your toddler take the lead in creativity.

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PREP TIME 1 minute

ACTIVE TIME 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME 11 minutes



  • Construction Paper – Black, Orange, Purple colors are perfect
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • White Yarn
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Tape


  • n/a


  1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Trace four fingers (for a bigger spider body include half your palm, for a skinnier spider trace less palm) along the folded portion.
  2. Cut out the traced fingers
  3. Open up the construction paper to reveal your spider
  4. Let your toddler sticker or color the spider
  5. Help your toddler add the googly eyesItsy Bitsy Spider


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