Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today's Spooktober Guest ~ Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi


Hi there! My name is Jessi and I blog over at Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi.  I am a preschool teacher, a mommy and a lover of doing lots of upcycling!  I blog about all the fun adventures I take my preschoolers thru and show teachers and parents alike how to make great games, art projects and activities on a (really tiny) budget.  I was super excited when Frogs, Bees and Under the Seas asked me (and others) to be a guest blogger!  It's my first!  Yay!

With Halloween coming around soon we have begun to "decorate" our classroom with Halloween and fall items.  Today I'm showing you how to make super cute spiders from film canisters!  I know, I know nobody uses those "old fashioned" cameras anymore but you never know when you'll come across a gaggle of these!


I started with canisters and then drew out lines (with a white pencil) on black construction paper, about 1/2" thick for the kids to cut.
Great cutting practice!
Counting eight legs and then splitting them was a great lesson!
We glued each set of four legs together and then glued the two inside the lid.
Meanwhile...or if you're thinking ahead of time (unlike me!) poke a small hole in the bottom of the canister to thread fishing line thru. 

Next, push the lid on the canister.  It will be a VERY tight fit.  Bend the legs down and add googley eyes!
I hung them up in front of some marble painted "webs" we made earlier.  SPOOKY! Even a little Kooky! 


I love art projects with film canisters!  Wondering where to get these little babies...try Walmart or Walgreen photo departments!  I've had luck there. 

Thanks so much, Jessi!  This is a spider-rific idea!  Crawl on over to Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi & see the other awesome tips she can give you! :) 

8 comments:

  1. :) Thanks again ladies for having me over!!

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