Halloween is a perfect time for crafting with the kids, so we have another Halloween craft for kids to add to the rather gorgeous ones we have already shown you. Don’t forget to check all our Halloween ideas for kids out. This origami spider corner bookmark works perfectly alongside the pumpkin bookmark we shared recently.
For extra help, check out the video we have for you showing the different steps in the craft.
As always we have details of what you need and then how to do the craft.
This is actually feature in a wonderful set of spider activities, so do go and check out some of the others as well:
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Count the Spiders // Alleah Maree
ABC Spider Match // Engaging Littles
Origami Spider Corner Bookmark // KiddyCharts
Spider Addition Mats // Fairy Poppins
Make Ten // The Primary Parade
Spider Roll Dot Numbers // Teach Me Mommy
Scary Spider Count Boom Cards // Alleah Maree
Spider Color Matching // Live, Laugh, & Love Kindergarten
Spider Sight Words // The Primary Parade
Itsy Bitsy Spider Poem // Little Learning Corner
Materials for your spider bookmark
- Template that provides the shape for the spider, to download this scroll down to the circular image at the end of the post and click on it,
- Colourful origami craft paper.
How to make your simple halloween craft for kids: Origami spider
1. Grab your origami square
Take an origami craft paper or a take a craft paper and cut it in a square shape.
2. Fold it in half
Diagonally fold it in half and create a triangle.
Make sure the edges match perfectly. This will help our bookmark to be precise.
3. Create your guideline
Then fold the triangle in half, and open up the fold.
This will create a crease in the middle. This crease will help as a guideline.
4. Make your bookmark flap
Place the triangle on the surface, point down. Take the top layer of paper from at the point and bring it upwards to the long base of the triangle.
5. Fold the left corner down
Now take the left corner of the triangular paper and, bring downwards then fold it along with the crease we created in the previous step.
6. Tuck in the left corner
Then, tuck in the corner on the upper pocket.
7. Fold your right corner
Similarly, fold the right corner.
8. Gather all the spider elements from the template
Now, print out the PDF template, use the template to trace and cut out the pieces for Spider.
9. Glue on the spider eyes
Take the larger circular pieces and glue them on the top side of the spider’s body. These are the eyes of the spider.
10. Draw the spider’s eyes
Now, use a black marker pen to draw the eye for the spider.
Then glue the smaller circular pieces on the spider’s cheek.
11. Draw your spider’s smile
Use a white coloured pen to draw a smile on the spider’s face.
12. Add the spider’s legs
Now start glueing the spider’s legs.
13. Add the spider’s legs
Glue the legs on the right side and then on the left. If you want 8 legs, use what we have, you probably noticed that we have only 6. We think it looks more aesthetically pleasing, but you might want to be more anatomically correct. 😂
14. Make a web for your spider
Then, draw a spider web using a black pen on the bookmark.
15. Finally, glue the spider on the bookmark
And finish it off by glueing the spider on the bookmark.
Isn’t this little origami spider bookmark the cutest thing ever?
These are lovely and simple halloween crafts for kids, so much that even we can do them. Why not give them a go and let us know how you get on?
To download the template click on the circular image below, and you are away.
Have fun with this won’t you?
If you want some more Halloween ideas – do check out our alternative ideas for trick or treating at Halloween alongside some of our most popular Halloween crafts and fun:
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If you want the full details printed out – here is a lovely summary of the craft for you.