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Busy Hands: Incy Wincy Spider Craft

"Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout..."

I've been singing this rhyme to Little Dude since he was a baby, and he always loved it! You may also have heard this rhyme as Itsy Bitsy Spider. Either way, it's a fun and simple rhyme that kids pick up quite easily. The following craft is really simple to make, and a fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers to sing the rhyme while playing it out.

Remember these bottle top spiders we made? Read the instructions on making them here.

We used these spiders for our Incy Wincy Spider activity. All we needed to make was the spout!

Incy Wincy Spider Craft and Activity

For the spout, I rolled up a white card, and covered it in blue paper. You can also paint it, but I found this much easier and faster to do.

Cut out an opening for the spout at the bottom. Stick it on to another card (I used a green one) using glue or clear tape. And your Incy Wincy craft is ready to play with!

How to make Incy Wincy Spider Craft

Little Dude sang the rhyme and made the spider go in the spout and out. I think he had the most fun in the 'washed the spider out' bit when the just made the spider fall down the spout!

Doing the Incy Wincy Spider Activity

When making the spout, remember to keep it wide enough for the spider to go in and out easily, or it will get stuck.

The Incy Wincy Spider activity is great to:

- Teach and reinforce the rhyme
- Promote vocal and action skills
- Follow and demonstrate a storyline

Looking for other ways to teach through play? Check out my posts on Number Hunt, Storytelling Props, Fruit Sticky Puzzle, and Alphabet Matching Activity.


Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children.


This post has been linked to:
Let Kids Be Kids // Tuesday Tutorials //
Mini Creations // The Weekly Kids Co-Op

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33 comments

Caroline said...

Tarana I love this idea, ingenious! Monkey is really getting into singing his nursery rhymes now and this is such a lovely way to turn it into a fun activity! Xx

Mike said...

Ayeee!! I DO. NOT. LIKE. SPIDERS. But, these are pretty cute so I would be ok from a distance, Tarana lol :)

Catherine @ Story Snug said...

This is such a great idea, I love nursery rhyme and book related crafts :)


Hopping over from #Tuesday Tutorials

Emma Edwards said...

Fantastic idea. Love it!

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

Great to combine with the drain pipe too. Lovely idea popping by from #pintorials

we3threeblog said...

awww what a lovely idea, nice and simple too (my favourite kind of craft!) looks like you had fun x #LetKidsBeKids

Celesse said...

Very cute. Love the drain pipe idea. #letkidsbekids

Redpeffer said...

Lovely idea and so sweet.

Louise George said...

That's a fab idea - will have to give this a try. My little ones love Incy Wincey Spider and would love this

Karen Bell said...

What a lovely activity. it looks like he's having fun with it.
Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

Merlinda Little said...

Awww we always tend to forget about the water spout! Lovely craft as always =)

Louisa said...

What a lovely idea. I usually resort to using my arm as a makeshift water spout! #letkidsbekids

Sarah Doyle said...

love this idea, will be doing this with my son!
#letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

Hope you try it out, then, I'm sure he'll love it!

Tarana said...

That's why we made them cute, Mike!

Tarana said...

Thank you Catherine, this is our first nursery rhyme craft!

Tarana said...

Thanks Emma!

Tarana said...

I like simple crafts too!

Tarana said...

I hope they have fun with it!

Tarana said...

He did love it!

Tarana said...

Thank you, Merlinda!

Tarana said...

That's a creative thing to do!

Tarana said...

Hope he has fun with it!

Jill Robbins said...

So cute!

kidGLloves said...

Awesome post and we love the spider. Grace thinks he is very cute. We would love for you to join in our weekly craft linky Mini Creations which opens every Wednesday at http://www.kidglloves.com/mini-creations-wednesday-5th-november-2014/ - hope t see you there #letkidsbekids

Baked Potato Mummy said...

We made an Incy Wincy tube this week as well!! Ours is a winding one though. I live the bottle top spiders. They're a really idea. They've given me an idea for some other things to try with bottle tops
#MiniCreations

TheMissusV said...

I love this! One of my 3yo's favorite song is the Incy Wincy Spider. Totally making this!

Chris Carter said...

Those are just adorable!!!

Tarana said...

Thank you, Grace! I've already linked up :)

Tarana said...

Bottle tops are really fun to work with!

Tarana said...

Hope you have fun with it!

Kristi - Finding Ninee said...

My son is going to love this so so much! Thank you!

Loving Life With Little Ones said...

As you say what a simple lovely way to re-enforce the nursery rhyme, great idea #minicreations

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