Itsy Bitsy Spiders

 The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
Then the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.
We decided to try and make a few spiders of our own today since we love singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” so much.The spiders aren’t pretty, but they’re fun and quite helpful in acting out the story.

Supplies Needed:
Old magazines
Yarn (cut in 7-8 foot lengths)
Yep, that’s it. Only two things are needed and one can be found in the recycling bin!


Start by tearing out individual pages from the magazine and rolling them up tightly.
I found it worked best to start at one corner and roll to the other. Once your page is rolled up, twist them up tightly to hold the shape.
You will need four rolls for each spider.


We then crisscrossed the rolls and I tied one end of the yarn around the center. The girls then started rolling all that yarn around the middle of each spider.


Once they were finished wrapping, I tied the yarn up securely so it would not start unwrapping.
I left about 6-7 inches of yarn free at the end for dangling purposes.


So, there you have it. It was quick, it was easy, it was frugal, and not a bit pretty.
But, we have spiders and we have a favorite song. We have all we need.
Do you have a nursery rhyme you’d like us to come up with a craft or activity for? We’re up for the challenge!


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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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