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Spider Mini-Windsock Craft · Halloween Preschool Printable Activity

Spider Mini-Windsock Craft | Halloween Preschool Printable Activity

This is an easy spider craft suitable for Halloween or a spider or insects and bugs theme.

A windsock is a conical tube used to tell wind direction and speed, or as decoration.

The main skills to practice with the craft are:

  • Following a set of instructions and steps
  • Scissor cutting skills.
  • Recognizing different lines: solid, dashed and dotted lines.
  • Numbers 1 to 8 > spiders have eight legs. Children can count and trace the numbers on the template.
    Spiders are not insects. Insects have six legs.
  • Identify the colors gray and black


  • printer
  • white paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • writing tools to trace numbers on template


  • Print template.
  • Discuss what is a dashed, dotted and solid line and identify these in the template.
  • Tell the children they are going to follow six steps to make a fun spider windsock.

    • Step 1:  Cut handle along solid line.  A 12-inch piece of ribbon can also be used to make handle.

    • Step 2:  Cut close to the dashed line around the large template.

    • Step 3: Discuss that spiders have eight legs. Count and point to each number for each leg.
      Older children can trace or fill the numbers. Identify the color gray and black on the template.

    • Step 4: Cut along the dotted lines. Stop where the dotted line ends.
      Optional: add glitter glue to the template, wait to dry and continue to step 5.

    • Step 5: Apply glue to area marked with an upper case letter S and affix to the underside of lower case letter s.
      The word spider, starts with letter S.

    • Step 6: Help children attach the handle to the undersides of the windsock with glue, tape or staples.

      Good JOB, the spider windsock is ready!


  • Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.

Spider Mini-Windsock Craft | Halloween Preschool Printable Activity

Template:   Spider Mini-Windsock - color only

Resources:   Spider Theme   Halloween

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