After reading this charming German legend, Cobweb Christmas, we used spiders dipped in paint to decorate tree shapes.
The itsy bitsy spider
climbed up my Christmas tree,
then spun a silky web,
for all the world to see.
Our spiders climbed up and down and all around our trees, making for some awesome designs.
Then we made spider ornaments for some "Christmas magic" on our trees at home.
Both were great fine motor activities.