Art Attack: The Eensie-Weensie Spider

In a world of busy-ness and responsibility, it’s just as important to take a few moments exploring the creative side of life. Join us as we share ideas on how to get those imaginative juices flowing and explore a world of art!


Summer_ArtNever mistake simple for easy. For example, one of our summer art projects is to decorate a spider printout in the most creative way possible. Simple, yes; easy, not necessarily!

A basic spider shape is being provided to all four of our children. Each child is to then take this outline, cut it out, adhere it to black card stock and then decorate it however they’d like. The challenge: To be as neat as possible and to think outside the box.

Are their spiders going to be realistic or creative? Will they paint their spiders, color them with markers, cover them in glitter, or perhaps try embossing powder? (Oh; maybe we should buy some flocking and give that a whirl! Good idea…) The only limit given is that they cannot use food to decorate their creations. Not only do they need to concern themselves with the body of the spider, which is provided, but they also need to create legs for their arachnid. Eyes might be a good idea, as well.

No other embellishments may be made to the 8×10 card stock; this is a test of their spider only. They are being judged based on their adherence to the rules and their imaginations.

This is going to be an interesting entry. Each year, we do a competition of this sort and it always proves to be fun. A few of the kids tend to lean towards reality, while the other two prefer to come up with their own designs. I can’t wait to see how they turn out.

Should you care to join in the fun, here is a quick printout which you can use with your own kiddos. Simply print, cut, glue and decorate!

Spider Outline

Feel free to print this out and try your own project at home!

If you do decide to try out this project, please shoot us an email and share pictures of your results. We’d enjoy cheering you on and sharing in the fun.

Time to Chime In: Would your children prefer to create a realistic spider or fictional?

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