Pet Spiders for EVERYONE!


I love fall and everything that comes along with it.

I am the co-room parent for my daughter’s class and was very excited when her teacher asked us to help plan some fun spider activities for their upcoming spider week.

Her teacher is amazing! She started off doing some fun fiction things…like itsy bitsy spider and other fictional things. Then they moved to non-fiction and started talking about different real spiders and their habitats.


I was inspired by this spooky bug terrarium I found on Pinterest:

The other room mom and I decided this was just too awesome and that this should be a craft for the class…a SPIDER TERRARIUM!!!

– small clear containers(we found awesome ones at ac moore)
– 1 bag of spiders (dollar tree has a bag of 50 spider rings that I cut the ring part off of)
– 1 bag of spider web(dollar tree-I took it and cut it into small amounts so that each child could have some)
– 1 bag of dried moss(dollar tree floral section)
– 1 bag of plastic flies(dollar tree)

*****Now, technically you only need a container and a plastic spider******

My daughter’s teacher gave each child a ziplock bag and allowed them to collect different things from nature. My daughter chose some sticks, leaves, a little grass, and rocks of course:-)

We did this activity with my son and daughter’s best friend, at home as well. While I didn’t have any more containers for my daughter’s friend, I did have a plethora of mason jars around:-).

What I like about how this craft turned out, is how the kids did not need any help to do it (other than helping to break a stick or two if it was too big).

We did NOT hot glue the sticks in it anything. Just put the items in the container:-)

This was an almost free project to do.

I was amazed at how much all the kids loved doing this activity:-)

It was not big, complicated, or involve a lot of planning…just a little bit of effort.

Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3 -

Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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