Since we gathered so many chestnuts last week and played with them in our bathtub, they have been all over the place. Today we have decided to make some fun animals with chestnuts. (You can also use conckers for this craft.)
Since Halloween is fast approaching and toddler enjoys singing Itsy Bitsy Spider, we decided to make some spiders.
Directions are pretty simple:
- pick larger conckers, possibly with a flat side
- use skewer pierces to make 4 holes on each side for legs
- cut chenille stems to pieces, app. 2 inches long (you’ll need 8 per spider)
- put it all together on the table and let your toddlers have fun making their spiders!
This little craft is great for fine motor skill practice too. It’s not as easy as it sounds to push chenille stems in little holes and turn them into legs! And get them not to fall out with every move!
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.