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Paper Plate Spider Craft for Kids
Use a paper plate to make this silly monster spider! Fall is in the air and so are spiders. I’ve already walked into two spider webs on my way to school drop off and let me tell you, this fall spider craft is way less scary. I’m a fan of simple crafts for kids that take little time for big results. Kids can choose which color they’d like to paint their monster spider, which means this craft can also be adapted for a spring insect unit study.
Fine motor skills activities in this craft include painting, cutting and squeezing a hole punch. Kids will also be picking up wiggle eyes and tying the pipe cleaners.
Supplies to make a Paper Plate Monster Spider
- Paper plate
- 1 Piece of black paper
- Paint-we used green craft paint
- 8 Black Chenille Pipe Cleaners
- Wiggle Eyes
- Glue, scissors, paintbrush and a hole punch.
How to make a Paper Plate Spider
- Paint the bottom side of a paper plate covering as much of the outside ridges as possible. Let dry.
- Cut a circle about the size of the center of the paper plate out of the black paper.
- Glue the circle to the center of the paper plate leaving just the outer painted ridges showing.
- Use a hole punch to make eight holes around the edges of the plate for the spider’s legs. I added a ninth hole for hanging the spider on a wall.
- Add dots of glue to the black circle on the plate and press wiggle eyes on the glue. This is the fun part! Add as many or as few wiggle eyes as you like!
- Thread a pipe cleaner through each hole and twist together to hold in place. (see image for visual instruction)
- Wrap the long end of a pipe cleaner around your finger or a pencil to curl the spider’s leg. Continue with all eight legs.
We love our monster spiders! How did yours turn out? For more kids craft ideas check out this Apple Shaker paper plate craft.