Spider Craft For Kids!

Let’s make a spider craft! This paper plate spider craft is a ton of fun for preschool and kindergarten children to craft and just perfect for a nocturnal animals-theme, spider-theme or even Halloween-theme unit! 

Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books) by Judy Allen is a wonderful book to read to children about spiders.  It’s packed full of fun facts about spiders, and there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this Paper Plate Spider craft for kids. 

While the kids are making their Paper Plate Spider craft, play the Eensy Weensy Spider song for kids in the background.


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The Eensy Weensy Spider song for kids is a nice complement to this super fun kids Spider craft activity!

So, what are you waiting for?  Let’s craft a Spider!

Craft supplies you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Black paint
  • White paper
  • Black construction paper
  • Black wool
  • Googly eyes

Craft instructions:

Have the children paint a paper plate black.

Let dry.

Next, have the children draw and cut out a mouth from white paper.

Once done, have the children glue the mouth and googly eyes to the black paper plate.

After that, have the children make a tiny hole in the center of the paper plate and thread black wool through the hole.

Then, have the children tie a knot behind the paper plate to secure the wool.

And, voila, the children have now made a Paper Plate Spider!  Now, all they have to do is hang their Paper Plate Spider in the classroom or at home!  Just the perfect craft activity for a Spider or Halloween-theme unit!

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