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Spider Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 28 unique spider coloring pages that are all free to download or print! While my two young boys are fascinated by spiders, I squirm even at the thought of them! Nonetheless, I persevered through it (while getting the heebie-jeebies), and I think they came out pretty great!

I included many types and styles of spiders for this series, from cute Kawaii ones, detailed spiders with webs, simple outlines of spiders for kids, different spider species, plus many more!

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To make these spider pages shine, I recommend using a mix of light and dark browns for most of the body. For the web, you could get creative and add some white knitting wool to make it pop off the page. Once complete, you can then hang it up on a wall for decorations or even for a Halloween party banner!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas to do With Spider Coloring Pages

Spiders are fun and fascinating and definitely something that kids love to color. They’re also great for any time of year, not just Halloween.

The following are some terrific uses for spider coloring pages that any child can do.

1. Spooky Spider Chain

If you want to have some spooky fun with youngsters in a classroom or at home, create a spider chain with the finished coloring pages.

After the children finish their pages, use a hole punch to create a hole on either side of the paper. 

String the finished pages together with black yarn to make a banner to display on the wall.

2. Give the Spider a Permanent Home 

For a super fun way to use a finished coloring page, get three large craft sticks and glue them together in pinwheel fashion.

Paint them with orange or black tempera paint, and use white or black yarn to create a “web” by threading the yarn back and forth around the popsicle sticks.

Glue the coloring page to a piece of cardboard and then cut out the spider and place him in the middle of the web!

3. Put the Spider in Charge of the Treats

A fun way to use a spider coloring sheet is to add it to a large bag clip. Once the spider is colored, glue it to a piece of posterboard or cardboard and then carefully cut it out. 

Use a glue stick or craft adhesive to affix the spider to a large bag clip, pasting its body on the clip’s center. 

It will look funny sitting on your kitchen counter, and children will get a kick out of it for as long as it lasts!

4. Make a Giant Web

Another great activity is to create a giant spider web. Craft batting, white yarn, or even fake Christmas snow makes a great backdrop for this craft.

With the materials chosen, place a “spiderweb” on the wall, and when the children are finished coloring their spiders, they can be affixed to the web for a large, spooky mural.

5. Hidden Spider 

This craft idea is just like those old-fashioned bowls with a picture at the bottom, only better because it’s the children’s own creation!

For this fun coloring page craft idea, use invisible glue to affix the colored spider page to the bottom side of a clear, plastic plate, face up. 

Once whatever is served on the plate is eaten, the child will see his or her grimacing spider staring up!

6. Turn the Spider into a Fun Decoration

Decorating a finished spider coloring page is a lot of fun for any child who is even a little creative.

Use craft supplies, such as self-adhesive wiggle eyes and big smiling lips, to make the spider “come alive.” 

A tiny ball of cotton can be affixed to one of the spider’s legs to depict some spider “prey” that’s been wrapped up for lunch. The end of a Q-tip works great for this too. 

7. Use the Spider Page to Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag

Spider coloring pages can be used to decorate a trick-or-treat bag or a plastic pumpkin container that children used to collect treats at Halloween.

An acrylic sealer can be used if attaching the coloring page to a pumpkin container, while an ordinary glue stick is perfect if a traditional goodie bag is used. 

Alternatively, the spider could be cut out and attached to the bag or container at an angle that makes it look as if the spider is “crawling” out!

8. Decorate the Front of a Science Book Cover

A fantastic way to use a spider coloring page is to make it part of a book cover, especially for science books.

Use a traditional paper grocery bag to create the classic book cover, and then glue or tape the spider coloring page to the front. 

Kids may have fun adding a second page to the back of the book as well!

9. A Funny Spider Gag

After the spider page is finished, glue it to a sturdy poster board and cut it out. Bend each of the spider legs down a bit to make the spider look real.

Use an elastic string to tie the spider to a ruler or large craft stick. Children can have fun sneaking up on people and dangling the spider in front of them as it bounces up and down on the elastic string.

10. Spider Refrigerator Magnets

If you know how to resize and shrink coloring pages, they can easily be made into magnets.

Once the finished pages are ready, they can be affixed to novelty magnets and used to decorate a refrigerator.

Because they’ll cling to anything magnetic, they can also be used on file cabinets in a classroom or on metal desks for a spooky touch any time of year.

Looking for some more fun activities that have a creepy element to them? Then be sure to check out our list of Halloween coloring pages, where you will find over 500 free sheets to download and print!

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