Spider Paper Plate Craft

Add this spider paper plate craft to your spider activities for preschoolers this fall. It’s super easy for kids to create as you head into Halloween.

Whether you’re doing preschool at home or in the classroom, this paper plate craft is perfect for your little ones. You won’t believe how easy it is to make this paper plate spider.

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Spider Paper Plate Craft

Paper plate crafts are great for preschoolers, because they’re simple and rely on craft supplies you’ve likely got in your craft closet already.

Crafting helps preschoolers strengthen motor skills as they get creative with their projects.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

Paint the paper plate black. Set the plate aside, and allow it to dry. If you’d prefer a no-mess craft, you can use a black paper plate.

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Once the paper plate is dry, use the hole punch to punch four holes on each side of the plate. Space the holes apart about 1-2 inches.

Cut the pipe cleaners in half. Place a pipe cleaner in each hole, and secure the pipe cleaner to the plate. Twist the end of the pipe cleaner around itself.

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Bend the pipe cleaner toward the end to finish the legs for the spider.

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Glue two eyes at the top of the paper plate.

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More Spider Fun

If you’d like some more spider activities to round out your lessons, you don’t want to miss these popular posts here on the blog:

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SPIDERS

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about spiders. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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Aaaarrgghh! Spider! – Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them.

Spiders – From tiny baby spiderlings to large tarantulas, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons’ introduction to these intriguing arachnids reminds us that even when they look scary, most spiders are harmless—and even helpful! 

There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider – As the old mummy makes his way across a graveyard and through a haunted castle, he swallows all kinds of creepy things. From a rat to witches’ brew, and a crow to a spooky ghost, this mummy keeps swallowing and swallowing…until finally there’s a knock on the door.

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RESOURCES I LOVE

If you’re kids actually enjoy spiders, they will love these realistic plastic spiders from Valefor! There are five spiders included in the pack. 

Add some fun to your dress up box when you include a spider mask. It’s perfect for Halloween or any day. Kids will love wearing it as they act out their favorite spider stories. 

As you begin gearing up for your Halloween celebrations, let your kids help you make this awesome Spider Cake! It’s so cute!

Spider Paper Plate Craft

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Add this spider paper plate craft to your spider activities for preschoolers this fall. It’s super easy for kids to create as you head into Halloween.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • white paper plate
  • black craft paint
  • black pipe cleaners
  • hole punch
  • googly eyes
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • glue

Instructions

    1. Paint the paper plate black. Set the plate aside, and allow it to dry. If you’d prefer a no-mess craft, you can use a black paper plate.
    2. Once the paper plate is dry, use the hole punch to punch four holes on each side of the plate. Space the holes apart about 1-2 inches.
    3. Cut the pipe cleaners in half. Place a pipe cleaner in each hole, and secure the pipe cleaner to the plate. Twist the end of the pipe cleaner around itself.
    4. Bend the pipe cleaner toward the end to finish the legs for the spider.
    5. Glue two eyes at the top of the paper plate.

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