If you were on Meaningful Mama yesterday, you learned that we are doing a spider themed Harvest party in my daughter’s class. We steer clear of Halloween, but can embrace things that stay away from the spooky or evil. I know spiders are often associated with Halloween, but that is absolutely not the purpose of this party. The truth about spiders is that they are interesting to study and provide great benefits to our world. If we can take out the creepy and make learning about spiders fun, it’s a win. As we embraced the spider theme, we wanted to come up with fun food ideas for the harvest celebration. These spider juice boxes provide a fun, healthy and sanitary way to supply our kids with spider themed food.
If you are looking for more spider themed food, you might enjoy my spider donuts, spider eggs and spider guts.
Materials Needed to Make Spider Juice Boxes
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- Juice Boxes (We used Minute Maid Apple Juice)
- Double Stick Tape
- Fake Spider Webs
- Plastic Spider Rings
- Paper Cutter
- Black Construction Paper or Card Stock
- Glue Dots
How to Make Spider Juice Boxes
- Cut black paper to the height of your juice box and long enough to assure it can wrap all the way around with a little overlap.
- Carefully remove straw from the back of the box, keeping it in the plastic wrap.
- Using double stick tape, attach the paper to the juice box in the back. Start with a stick of tape at one end, wrap it around and complete with a piece of tape on the final edge, in the back.
- Cover the juice box with fake spider webs. You can let the corners work to grab at the webs and keep them in place or you can secure on the back with a piece of tape.
- Re-adhere the straws on the back using glue dots.
- Cut off the ring portion of the plastic spiders.
- Using glue dots, add the spider to the front.
As always, I encourage you to do these kinds of projects with your kids. They love to be helpful and can really BE helpful, making things quicker to complete. It’s a great way for you to spend time with your kids and get them to have ownership over what is being created. My kids tend to like to help for a bit and then once their bucket is full go off and do their own thing while I finish up. Have fun with it!