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Paper Plate Spider Web

Easy Halloween crafts for kids.  Paper plate spider web is a cute Halloween decoration or a creative classroom project relating to spider stories and lessons.

Making spider webs in the classroom. This easy paper plate spider web is a cute Halloween decoration or can be used as a creative classroom project relating to spider stories and lessons including “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle. The colors listed below in the material section can be changed, but I felt the orange and purple added a nice touch for Halloween.
MATERIALS:
  • Black paper plate
  • Orange yarn
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black pom pom
  • Purple chenille stem (pipe cleaner)
  • Google eyes
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Cut the center out of a paper plate. This should be done by an adult. The easiest way is with a razor knife. Leave around 1/2 to 1″ of space along the inside of the plate.
  2. Punch holds into the inside section of the plate. I punched 12 holes – like the numbers on a clock, I started at 12, then 6, 3 then 9 and punched 2 holes in between each.
  3. Give each child around 2 yards (6 feet) of yarn. This depends on the size plate that you are using and the number of holes punched.
  4. Wrap a section of scotch tape around one end of the yarn to keep it from fraying so that it will be easier to thread through the holes.
  5. Let the children weave their spider web into the pattern of their choice.
  6. When finished, knot the ends together. Leave some yarn for hanging the spider web.
  7. For the spider, cut the chenille stem into 4 pieces. Fold the pieces over each other several times in the center to make the eight legs for the spider. Top with a black pom pom (you’ll need a good bit of glue to make them stick) and add two google eyes. Note: Pre-purchased plastic spiders also work well for this craft.
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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.
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