DIY Hanging Paper Plate Spider

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DIY Hanging Paper Plate Spider

Introduction:

Create this adorable paper plate spider! A great fall and Halloween craft, kids (and adults) will surely enjoy making this cute yet spooky spider craft with the help of our step-by-step instructions below. What’s awesome about this project is that you can hang it on the ceiling or let it stand on its own. A great decoration for parties especially during Halloween, you’re in for a spooktacular treat!

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Tools

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Puncher

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Googly eyes (Would be better if they vary in size)
  • Paints (For this project, we used purple and white to make a light violet spider)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Yarn or String
How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Materials
Step 1

Create the base of the paper plate spider

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 1

The body of the spider will be shaped into a cone. Get a paper plate. Fold and unfold along the dashed line to divide the plate into four parts.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 2

Once the paper plate is divided into 4 parts, cut 1/4 of the paper plate. Use the crease marks as a guide on where the division of the paper plate is divided.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 3

The paper plate should now look like the sample image above—time to shape it into a cone.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 4

Grab a string and tie the ends into a knot.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 5

Put the string on the center of the paper plate. The knot should no longer be visible when you put it in the center. IT should be underneath the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 6

To shape it into a cone, bring the left edge to right. Doing this will naturally mold the paper plate into a cone. The paper plate should hold the string firmly in the center.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 7

Staple the edges to keep the paper plate in place.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 8

The body of the paper plate spider is done!

Glue is fine to keep the cone in place. Just make sure that you allow the glue to set in completely, or the cone will not hold in place.

Step 2

Paint the body of the paper plate spider

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 9

Paint the paper plate body with the color that you fancy.

For this project, we decided that the color of the spider would be light purple.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 10

Once the cone has been painted, set it aside to dry.

Step 3

Stick the eyes of the paper plate spider

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 11

To make the spider cute and spooky, glue some googly eyes on the top part of the cone. It’s better to glue lots of eyes (rather than a pair) to make this spider extra unique.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 12

Once the eyes are glued, they should look something like this when assembled. It’s up to you how you want to position the eys, here we clumped together various sizes of googly eyes.

Step 4

Give this little creature a smile

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 13

Using a marker, draw the spider a smile (or any expression you want it to be).

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 14

To match the Halloween theme, we gave it a vampy smile.

Step 5

Punch some holes to attach the legs

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 15

Grab a hole puncher

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 16

Using a puncher, punch three holes on each of the left and right sides of the paper plate cone.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 17

It should look something like this. Repeat it on the other side.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 18

The paper plate cone should have 6 holes all in all.

Step 6

Create the legs of the paper plate spider

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 19

Grab three pieces of pipe cleaners and split each of them in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 20

Once you have split them, you now have 6 pieces of legs.

Step 7

Attach the legs of the paper plate spider

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 21

Insert one pipe cleaner into one of the holes.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 22

To secure the leg, twist around the end around the pipe cleaner.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 23

Bend it as shown in the picture above to mimic a spider leg.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Step 24

Repeat the previous steps on the remaining 5 legs. After assembling the legs, bend each end of the pipe cleaner on an outward right angle to mimic feet.

How to Make a Paper Plate Spider - Finish

The paper plate spider is now done. Hang it anywhere or put it on display like the image above.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Made my three kids do this. Each had his own style and design – I love it! the craft has a lot of space to show creativity

  2. Me likey2x the spidey2x

  3. Awesome instruction

  4. 🕷 🕸🕷 🕸🕷 🕸

  5. I think it can be made to be more menacing.

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