DIY: Christmas Spider Holiday Cards
How To Draw a Christmas Spider
By Sienna Wildfield
For the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar, my daughter (age 5) drew Christmas Spiders for her holiday cards to be sold during the event. Here she gives a video tutorial on how to draw the Christmas Spider:
- 3″ x 3″ squares of white card stock
- black (non-toxic) ink pad
- Thin black Sharpie (or something comparable)
- Red marker
STEP BY STEP:
Take your thumb and press it onto a non-toxic black ink pad. Then press your thumb into the middle of a piece of paper, making the body of the spider. (Try to get your kids to wipe off their thumb before proceeding or smudges will most certainly happen).
Take a thin black Sharpie and draw four dots down each side of the spiders body. Then draw “L’s” or “7’s” out from each dot to create eight legs.
Draw a triangle just above the spiders body as a hat, then add a circle to the top for a pom-pom.
Color the triangle in with a red marker, leaving the pom pom white.
TAD-DA!!! You now have a picture of the Christmas Spider that can be tacked onto a blank greeting card. But before adding it to the card, a holiday greeting can be written (by hand or with your printer) on the bottom of the front. We wrote “Holiday Greetings from the Christmas Spider.” On the backside of the card we printed the legend of the Christmas Spider. There are several variations that can be found on-line, including here and here.
Photo credits: Sienna Wildfield
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