The Eensy Weensy Spider

Hello, my friends!  I am beginning to see the end of the pile of laundry.  I have food in the fridge and even a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies baked up!  That's progress!  Now Little Man just needs to get used to going to bed early again!!  The joys of coming home from va-cay!


Remember these little guys:

 Joining their ranks...

It's no secret that I love visual aids to help me sing with Little Man!!  Now say hello to our newest friend:

This was so easy and fun to make!


I created the face on a black felt circle.  I made some silly googly eyes and a mouth with a tongue because I wanted this to be a silly spider. Honestly, spiders are not my favorite creature in the whole world, so I wanted it to be goofy instead of scary!  


I stuck the pipe cleaner legs in between the face and another black felt circle, and sewed almost all the way around.  Before closing up the circles, I stuck in a bag full of rice to create a bean bag, and then sewed up the rest!  I curled up the legs so they would be as creepy and crawly as possible... and that's it!  Easy breezy!

Honestly, Little Man was slightly afraid of this at first.  Can't say I blame him too much!  BUT the other day, he was watching Barney and they were singing "The Eensey Weensy Spider", and he ran over to his music basket, and grabbed out the spider and danced around with it, quite proud of himself!  I was so tickled that he made the connection.  He really is a musical genius.  He recognizes a tune immediately.  And that, my friends, is why I make these silly little musical visual aids!  They are wonderful learning tools!!


Have a great day today!  Friday is just around the corner!

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Comments

  1. Elle Belles Bows says:

    Thanks for sharing! Love the spider!!

  2. I love his crazy eyes! You've got quite an arsenal of props – what fun!

  3. I love it. I wish I were crafty! I may have to try and make one. We'll see how it turns out.

  4. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Your little man is going to have such a fun collection of animals before he ever hits age 2!! Love the spider, and you can use him around Halloween, too! Very cute!

  5. Melissa says:

    how fun!!! i love these!!

  6. I love all of your learning visuals/toys! I recognized you on my blog today because your blog is fabulous!

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids!

  7. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says:

    What a cute spider. I bet he loves it!

    XOXO
    Jen

  8. Love the cute spider!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Love all these cute music crafts! Makes me wish my little ones weren't growing up so fast.

  10. Jackie Koll says:

    I made this today :-) I'll be posting it within the next few days and link back to your blog. This was super easy and I can't wait to use with when my kids and I sing this song this week – it is one of their favorites so this will add so much!!

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