I love this quick, easy Paper Plate Spider Web craft! It is the perfect last minute craft for school parties or to do with your little loves on a rainy afternoon. Thanks to my best friend Rachel for sharing this idea with me!
The best part: you probably have all the supplies in your house.
The entire project takes about 10 minutes to complete. For my 7-year olds class, I plan to prep the plates by cutting the center out and punching the holes.
- Paper Plates (I used white; but you could use any color or pattern)
- Yarn in orange, black, white or green (or again, whatever you have)
- Plastic spiders or other critters (spider rings work great too)
- Crayons; clear tape; single hole punch
1. Cut out the center of the paper plate.
2. On the inside ring of the paper plate, use your hole punch to make 10 evenly spaced holes.
3. Cut a length of yarn (about 2-3 feet worth). Tape one end on back of plate by one hole, leaving 2 inches of extra yarn to tie into a loop for hanging.
4. Wrap a small amount of tape around the other end of the yarn. This creates a makeshift “needle” that will make weaving the yarn easier.
5. Weaving the yarn threw the holes on the inside ring of the plate, making a spider web pattern. After going through the last hole, cut yarn and tape cut end to back of plate.
6. Grab your spider or other creature. Nestle/weave in yarn or wrap a piece of clear tape around the spider legs and a piece of yarn to secure it in the web.
7. Decorate outside ring of spider web with crayons.