Paper plate spider web

Paper plate spider web

Paper plate spider web craft for kids

Were back again with another Halloween craft and I must admit that I absolutely love this paper plate spider web. We sat and made ours whilst we were watching one of my sons favorite movies and it was just such a fun craft to relax with and to make slowly. We can’t wait to decorate the house with all of our handmade Halloween decorations and my little guy is already trying to pick out his costume (scooby doo is the favorite at the moment!). This little craft is one of our favorites so far and we just love how they look hanging in the window, why not give it a try with your child!

Heres what we used

  • Paper plate
  • Hole punch
  • White yarn
  • Black card
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Sticker eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape

How to make our paper plate spider web craft

Cut a large circle out from the inside of the paper plate, leaving just enough edge to punch the holes.

Use your hole punch to make several similarly spaced holes around the inside of the paper plate.

Paper plate spider web craft for kids

Now take a long length of yarn and sellotape one end to the back of the paper plate. Take the other end and begin threading it in and out of the holes in your paper plate. Ask your child to either follow a pattern of going from one side to the other or thread it at random as my little one did. Once each hole has been threaded tape the end down on the back of the plate as you did the first one.

Now its time to make your spider! Cut out a large circle from some black card and then stick on eight equal pipe cleaner lengths to the back of it for legs. Then finish off your spider by giving him two eyes and adding him to your web by either gluing him on or tucking him into the yarn.

To hang your spider web simply punch a hole at the top and tie some string through it and into a loop. Your paper plate spider web is finished! Aren’t they fab?

Halloween Handprint spider

Halloween Handprint spider

Halloween handprint spider

My 3yo loves anything that involves hand printing, so this is the perfect Halloween craft for us. Our Halloween handprint spider looks really sweet and is simple and easy, making it the perfect craft for both individuals and groups such as preschools and toddler groups.

You will need

1 x Orange paper
White paint
Black paint
2 x Googly eyes
1 small piece of pink paper

First you need to create the base of your spiderweb. To do this take your white paint and paint a star shape using four lines that meet at the middle.

Next you need to fill in your spider webs. Start near the tips of your web lines. Draw a inwards arched line from each line to the next until you meet back where you started. Leave a small gap and repeat this step slightly closer to the centre. You may wish to add a third but your spider will likely cover this one as ours did.

To make your spider you will need to print the palm and four fingers of your little persons hand but not the thumb. Spiders only have 8 legs!

Print two handprints so that they overlap. Ensure little ones fingers are pointing in the direction that you wish the spider’s legs to go!

Add some Googly eyes and a pink mouth.

Your Halloween handprint spider is finished!
Did you like this fun and simple Halloween craft? Why not check out our face flipping pumpkins too?