When it comes to spiders, I’m not a huge fan. But there is just something about these critters that gets little ones excited. That’s probably why spider and web crafts are always popular this time of year.
This simple paper plate spider web craft, and adorable pom-pom spider craft are fun crafts for preschoolers and older kids, too.
Paper Plate Spider Web Craft
To make your own paper plate spider web you will need a hole punch, paper plates, and yarn. We used cake-sized plates, about 6 inches wide, but you can use full-sized paper plates, too.
- Using a hole punch, make a hole every inch or so all the way around the edge of the plates.
- Then tape a length of yarn to the plate’s underside (2 feet is plenty for a small, 6 inch plate). The tape will help keep the yarn in place as your child works.
- Have your child thread the yarn through the holes to create their spider webs.
- Once they finish, you can tie off the yarn or just tape the other end down on the back of the plate.
If you thread the yarn down a hole on the opposite side of the plate, and then up in the hole right next to the one they went down, it will have a nice criss-crossed pattern like a spider web. Or you can just go up and down at will, which is what my little ones did… It still turns out very web like!
Pom-Pom Spider Craft
These cute pom-pom spiders are the perfect addition to the paper plate web.
To make your spider, you will need:
- 2 pom-poms, one larger than the other
- 1 pipe-cleaner
- wiggly eyes
- hot-glue gun
Hot glue the 2 pom-poms together. (You could also use craft glue, but hot-glue dries much faster.)
Cut the pipe-cleaner into 8 pieces. You can make sure they are equal size, or you can just let your child cut them as he/she sees fit.
Bend the pipe-cleaners a bit to form legs and hot glue 4 on each side of the larger pom-pom.
Finally, glue on wiggly eyes.
You can use your little critter to act out favorite spider songs. My toddler had fun singing “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” as he walked his new friend all over his spider web.
Or, bend the pipe cleaners a bit to get your spider to cling to the paper plate web. They look cute hanging up.
Whether you’re looking for a cute preschooler Halloween craft, or just a spider craft to go with a favorite nursery rhyme or picture book, this paper plate spider web and pom-pom spider craft is sure to be a hit.
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