October is the perfect month to take a closer look at spiders! Try this Quick and Simple spider craft. Perfect follow up to the singing of Itsy Bitsy Spider!


  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Extension idea(s):

Glue an old advertising magnet to the back of the spider to make a refrigerator toy.

Spider Resources

The Spider

Watch the busy spider,
He’s helpful as can be,
Eating insects all day long
Now they won’t bite me.

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

The itsy-bitsy spider,
Climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain,
And washed the spider out.
Out came the sun,
And dried up all the rain,
And the itsy-bitsy spider,
Climbed up the spout again

Spider Facts:

The world is home to more than 30,000 species of spiders. They live practically everywhere. Spiders can be found from high atop mountains to deep in caves. They can be seen in deserts, swamps, and even underwater!

  • Spiders are carnivorous organisms.
  • The scientific name for spiders is Arachnid. They were named after a Greek maiden named Arachne. It is said that she was a great weaver.
  • Spiders are made of two main body parts – head/thorax and abdomen
  • A spider’s eight legs are attached to its head/thorax
  • Most Spiders have eight eyes – some have only six
  • Spiders make silk inside their body. The silk is used to make webs, hold eggs, and escape from predators.