Make a Spider Hat!
Using simple household items, help your child create his own spider hat with paper plates and pipe cleaners. This activity will help improve his small motor skills by providing practice cutting, tracing, and stapling. In addition, your child will get a little scientific practice categorizing the different types of spiders, which could also be an easy way to help him resist a fear of spiders. This activity is fine all year round but would make a great Halloween project, too!
What You Need:
- Picture book on spiders
- A plain white paper dinner plate—the simple kind with the scalloped edges
- One 9x12" sheet of black construction paper
- Two 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch googly eyes
- Nontoxic, washable school glue
- A stapler