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Paper Plate Spider Web Craft

Updated on November 22, 2019
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A simple craft using paper plates

Simple and Fun

This is a fun craft that can be used during any time of the year.

Parties, haunted houses, Halloween, just for someone who wants to try the goth lifestyle for example and needs some accessories.

It just takes a few supplies and a little time and patience. It can be done individually or with a group.

Great for schools, libraries, church groups or club activities.

You will have fun!

Supplies

You Will Need:

Recommended Supplies

Paper plates (sturdy)

Hole Punch

Scissors

Yarn

Ruler


Optional

Plastic spiders/insects

Markers

Stickers

Cotton Balls

Thumbtacks (for hanging)

String

Step 1: Punch Holes

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Start by punching holes opposite from each otherDo this around the plateUntil you have about 10 or 12 holes
Start by punching holes opposite from each other
Start by punching holes opposite from each other
Do this around the plate
Do this around the plate
Until you have about 10 or 12 holes
Until you have about 10 or 12 holes

Punch Holes

Punch holes in opposite sides.

Imagine your plate is a clock and start with one at 12 o'clock and another at 6 o'clock.

Do this with 3 and 9....

...2 and 5 etc.


Cut some yarn

Cut about 6 or 8 strands of yarn that are a couple inches wider than the plate.

They need to be a little wider so you can tie them off.

You will also need a longer length of yarn about two feet long.

Start tying

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Tie off your first piece of yarn...and pull it tightand string it across and tie it off
Tie off your first piece of yarn...
Tie off your first piece of yarn...
and pull it tight
and pull it tight
and string it across and tie it off
and string it across and tie it off

The base of your web

Take one of the shorter pieces of yarn and tie the end off in the hole.

Pull it tight and then tie it off in the hole opposite.


Repeat with each hole you punched earlier. You will have to start looping the yarn where the center intersects.

Just tie one end, pull it across and loop it around. Pull tight and tie off the other end.d

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Make your base

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After awhile, your plate should look like thisloop it around when crossing.You can see it taking shapeReady to start the web
After awhile, your plate should look like this
After awhile, your plate should look like this
loop it around when crossing.
loop it around when crossing.
You can see it taking shape
You can see it taking shape
Ready to start the web
Ready to start the web

Start Wrapping

Tie the longer string around the center where the cross strings intersect.

Then start wrapping it around in a circular pattern. Wrap it around each strand and then move to the next one in a clockwise direction.

Start Wrapping

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Start in the center and tie it offMove out slowlyWrap it around each strand......until you are all the way out
Start in the center and tie it off
Start in the center and tie it off
Move out slowly
Move out slowly
Wrap it around each strand...
Wrap it around each strand...
...until you are all the way out
...until you are all the way out

Add stuff

Add a plastic spider for effect.

Cotton balls look like egg sacks.

Hang it up if you wish.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Fin

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    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Fin 

      16 months ago from Barstow

      yeah a couple easy things I hope the kids - and others - like.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      16 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is a really cute idea for Halloween or even studying spiders! Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Fin 

      16 months ago from Barstow

      thanks. these types of pieces are always a little more difficult because I want to make sure the directions are clear. thanks for your feedback.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      16 months ago

      This is a fun thing to do and a great way to keep kids entertained. The steps are easy to follow and the photos make it easy to understand. Good article.

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