The first grade students made these spiders to kick off the Halloween season. We started by watching an animation of the story The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carl. The first step was to draw spider webs on black paper with white charcoal pencils. Our trick was to draw a small dot somewhere on the paper, then draw lines from the dot to the edges. Once they finished their webs, they drew their spiders and “pesky flies” on a separate piece of paper with a permanent marker. Then, filled them in with paint and glued them down.