Paper Plate Spider Web
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.
- Black paper plate
- Orange yarn
- Craft glue
- Hole punch
- Black pom pom
- Purple chenille stem (pipe cleaner)
- Google eyes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Let the children weave their spider web into the pattern of their choice.
- When finished, knot the ends together. Leave some yarn for hanging the spider web.
- 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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