How to Draw a Nursery-Web Spider

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Nursery Web Spider in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Nursery Web Spider.

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How to Draw a Nursery Web Spider - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step to drawing the nursery-web spider is to draw the head. The head is small and has an area where the antenna attaches.

Step 2: The next step is to draw the face. The eyes will be just after the area where the antenna attaches.

Step 3: Next, draw the body. It has a narrow body that is drawn to a point.

Step 4: Then draw the antenna. The antennas are curved and are attached to the top of the head.

Step 5: The next step is to draw the first four legs on the left side of the body.

Step 6: Next, draw the other four legs on the right side of the body.

Interesting Facts about the Nursery-Web Spider

Nursery-web spider belongs to the spider family called Pisauridae. They are spread throughout Britain and are frequently spotted in Leicestershire and Rutland. Male spider is usually 10-13 millimeter in length while the females are taller with 12-15 mm. Their color varies from grey through orange to dark brown. Their stomach is lean and pointed and there is a light stripe along the middle of the abdominal covering. In order to defend themselves from approaching predators these can jump up to 5 to 6 inches.

Did you know?

  • Males of this species offer a present to their female mates when the female accepts this gift which is generally an insect, then the reproduction process occurs.
  • These spiders are able to walk on the surface of still waters
  • Males and females of this spider family are usually found in May & July
  • These spiders feed on insects and flies
  • These spiders have a good sight and they are also vigorous hunters
  • The nursery web spider got its name due to the fact that the female spiders constructs a soft web for its young ones and watches over it.

Lesson plan note: Make children watch videos of spiders online. They can learn visually how these spiders build a web and hunt for food.