Paper Plate Spider Craft

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This Paper plate Spider Craft is a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit, and it’s easy enough for kids of all ages to do. Plus, there’s a Free Spider Template available so you can get started right away.

We have plenty of amazing Craft Ideas you can do using Paper Plates, please Visit the the Paper Plate Crafts for Kids. 

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There’s something about spiders that just makes them so fascinating. Maybe it’s their long legs or the way they hang from their webs waiting for unsuspecting prey to wander too close.

If you’re like me and can’t help but be captivated by these creatures, then you’ll love this paper plate spider craft!

Let me show you the process with Pictures and a Video Tutorial.

Supplies you will need to make the Paper Plate Spider

Directions to Make Paper Plate Spider Craft

The first step is to cut the 9″ plate along the circumference for about 1.5 inches (Along the rim). See the picture below to get better clarity.


Cut another 1″ from the circle. Now you will have 2 rings and a 4″ circular plate.



Cut each ring into 4 Pieces. These will be the legs of the Spider.



Staple the 8 legs to the body. Make sure they are symmetrical.



The spider is almost ready. We just have to paint it and add details.



Use black paint to cover the entire body. Let it dry for a while.



In the meantime, Download and print the Free Spider Template at the end of the Post. You can use the Printable to make 4 spider Crafts. Cut them out and Use a pair of Eyes and sharp teeth for this Paper plate project.


Want to avoid using a template or do not have a printer? Use a Big Googly eye instead. You can cut 2 sharp Triangles for the teeth!



Once the plate is completely dry, stick the eyes and teeth. You may also add details like eyelashes and a mouth with a Pen. Your Spooky Spider is ready!


You can either stick it to a wall or hang it by punching a hole and tying a tread!



These are great for decorating your wall or window in the month of Halloween.


Since it is a very easy craft, you can make many Paper plate Spiders in an hour. Vary the size of the paper plates to make the display interesting! You probably need to scale down the template accordingly.

Ready to make these spooky Paper plate Spiders? Download the Craft Template and get started now!

Did you like this craft Idea? Check out More Paper plate crafts in the blog.

More Paper Plate Crafts for kids

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  2. Paper Plate Monster Craft
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  4. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

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Download the Free Spider Craft Template

Click on the button here to download this free printable


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