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miniMAG at home - Tarantulas

Did you know that Tarantulas are burrowers and typically live in the ground? Also they are hairy!!!

In honour of these super cool arachnids you’re going to create your very own giant tarantula out of PAPER! You’ll create a colourful tarantula using paper plates, paint and pipe cleaners.

For fun: Check out these spider myths from the Burke Museum

Download Instructions here

What you need: 4 paper plates, 16 pipe cleaners, googly eyes, markers, scissors, hot glue or stapler.

Step 1:  Cut 4 circles– 2 small and 2-larger. Cut 2 triangles from the scrap paper plates for the fangs.

Step 2:  Attach the small to the large circles using hot glue or staples to make 2 matching bodies.

Step 3: Colour the 2 bodies and the fangs. Twist 8 sets of 2 pipe cleaners together to make legs.

Step 4: Hot glue the legs to the inside of one body. Attach the 2 bodies together to make a top and bottom.  Add the triangle fangs and eyes.

miniMAG paper tarantulas instruction

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