We have another addition in our bug puppets series, this time around we are making one of my least favourite (arachnophobiac here) creepy crawlies spiders with our spider paper hand puppet template.*this post contains affiliate links*
While I generally do not fear bugs, when it comes to this 8 legged creepy crawlie I am terrified at the sight of them. And I swear they know it as they do have a tendency to go straight at me. My rational inner voice tries to fill me up with reason, as we live in an are where there are 0 poisonous or dangerous spiders, but the irrational phobia always wins.
It is one of the fears I hope I will overcome someday (I did make progress from childhood where I couldn’t even touch a picture of a spider, but now I can tolerate incy wincy ones – like micro ones). I do not hate spiders, I do think they are cool… From a far, very, very far.
But this adorable spider paper hand puppet is completely different… And completely scare free! It’s silly legs will wiggle around as you move it.
Ready to make one? Go freestyle of use our template (you can find it at the end of this tutorial) and let the creepy crawly fun begin!
How to Make use Spider Paper Hand Puppet Template
What you need
- our printable template (you can grab it at the end of this post)
- colorful construction paper or markers
Optional wiggle eye stickers and glitter, as usual.
Watch The Video Tutorial
Or Follow these Step by Step Instructions On How To Make This Spider Hand Puppet with Printable Template
Print out or spider puppet template. Any type of paper is fine (we do recommend heavier paper if you are going to color it with markers though).
If you will be coloring in your spider puppet we recommend you color it before cutting, as it will make things easier.
Cut out the spider parts.
Trace the body shape onto black paper (construction paper is best).
Trace and cut legs out of gray paper.
Fold the legs – zig, zag accordion fold – this will make them look funkier.
Glue the legs on the bottom side of the body.
Totally optional, but it does add to the scary factor of this spider – you can add a little red star cross shape or any other spidery decorations.
Add the strap for the hand and you are done.
Get the Spider Paper Hand Puppet Template Here
Grab the template here: Spider Hand Puppet
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