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The Best Spiderweb/Halloween Craft For Kids

Updated on September 10, 2012
Your children will have fun making this great spiderweb craft.
Your children will have fun making this great spiderweb craft.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled Up The Waterspout

Recommended for ages 3+


This craft comes in handy if your child is learning about spiders and spiderwebs. It is also a great decoration for Halloween.



Materials You Will Need:

  1. 2 paper plates

  2. Scissors

  3. Clear tape

  4. 1 piece of colorful construction paper

  5. Knitting yarn

  6. Hole puncher

  7. Small plastic spiders

  8. Elmer's glue





Poking a hole through the center of the plate makes it easier to cut out the circle.
Poking a hole through the center of the plate makes it easier to cut out the circle.



Step 1- Cut a medium size hole out of the center of one plate. Your child may need help.

Older children may want additional holes in order to make the web more detailed.
Older children may want additional holes in order to make the web more detailed.



Step 2- Using the hole puncher, make about 10 holes around the hole you previously cut out.

Bright colored yarn makes the web more visible.
Bright colored yarn makes the web more visible.



Step 3- Lace the yarn through the holes. If your child is having difficulty threading the yarn through the hole, place tape on one end of the string and it will make it easier. Tape the ends to the inside of the plate.

Make sure the colorful paper covers the bottom of the plate. This helps the web standout.
Make sure the colorful paper covers the bottom of the plate. This helps the web standout.



Step 4- Cut a circle out of the colorful construction paper. Glue the circle to the bottom of the second plate.

A glue-gun or tacky glue would work as well, but will require more adult supervision.
A glue-gun or tacky glue would work as well, but will require more adult supervision.



Step 5- Place the plate with the web over the plate with the colorful circle glued on the bottom. Keeping the plate still, use the clear tape to attach the two plates together.

The spiders only need a little bit of glue to stick. Using too much glue will make the spiders slide off.
The spiders only need a little bit of glue to stick. Using too much glue will make the spiders slide off.

Step 6- Use the Elmer's glue to attach the spiders around the paper plate. Keep in mind, more glue can make the spiders slide off the plate, especially if your child wants to glue the spiders on the round surface of the plate. Tacky glue or a hot glue-gun would work as well, but will require more adult supervision.

Hang your spiderweb by the window or on your front door.
Hang your spiderweb by the window or on your front door.


Step 7- Wait for the glue to dry. Punch a hole through the top of both plates. Thread a short piece of yarn through the hole and tie the ends in a knot. Use this small loop to hang your spiderweb inside or outside your house. Makes a great decoration!






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      TeachableMoments 5 years ago from California

      Christine,

      Thanks for giving me the motivation to write a hub on a different topic. It was fun sharing this craft and reading the positive feedback.

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      Christine Miranda 5 years ago from My office.

      Oh this is cute!!! The kids will have fun with this. I love when we already have the items around the house.

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      TeachableMoments 5 years ago from California

      Thank you! I hope the kids have a great time with this craft. You can modify the steps to fit the needs of different age groups. Have fun!!

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      thebookmom 5 years ago from Nebraska

      What a fun and creative idea! We are talking about spiders in science this will be a super fun addition to our unit. Great Job!