This is a super-simple craft that you can do for Halloween, or if your kids are studying spiders. The thing I liked best about making these paper plate spiders was just how easy it was for my 4 year old to create.
The paper plate web is an awesome creative play activity for building your child’s fine motor skills. And there is no end of enjoyment for your little ones when it comes to hole punching!
The really cool thing about this craft idea is that it’s a 2-for-1. You cut out the centre of a paper plate for one activity, and then use the cut-out piece for the second project, genius!
These are great for hanging in the window, or at the front door on Halloween. Or just make them to hang on your child’s wall or bedroom door.
How to make a Paper Plate Spider and Web
You will need
A Paper plate
Resene test pot in Scotty Silver
1 googly eye
1 pipe cleaner
Glue gun and glue
1. Cut out the inner circle of the paper plate.
2. Use your hole punch to punch a set of holes around the inner circle.
3. Paint the outside rim using Resene Scotty Silver.
4. Once the paint is dry, grab a piece of string for threading thought the holes. But before you start, to make it easier for you child, wrap a small piece of tape around the end of the wool. This will make pushing the wool through the holes super easy.
5. Now weave the wool in a criss-cross pattern through the holes to make your own unique web (my child got a little carried away with the hole punching and criss-crossing, but that’s what it’s all about!).
6. To make the spider for your web, just grab two pompoms.
7. Cut your pipe cleaner into four strips.
8. To make the legs, hot glue two of the cut up pipe cleaners onto each pompom (see photo below).
9. Now glue your body together and pop on an eye, or eyes.
10. Finally, glue your spider onto its web and attach a piece of string at the top for hanging.
How to Make a Paper Plate Spider
What you need
Resene test pot paint
Glue gun and glue
2 pipe cleaners
What to do
1. Use the inner circle that you cut out of your spider web plate project above.
2. Paint your spider and let it dry. My son asked for hot crimson, with red legs, why not!
3. Glue some eyes on.
4. Cut the pipe cleaners in four and glue them to the back of the circle for the legs.
5. Punch a hole at the top for a piece of string to go through to hang on the wall. If you like you can draw a little mouth on it too.
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