Paper Plate Spider Web

Weave yarn around a paper plate to create your own spider web—a perfect craft for Halloween or for learning all about spiders.
Paper Plate Spider Web craft


  • Paper plate
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Paint brush
  • Tempera or poster paint

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Paper Plate Spider Web Ask for an adult's help.1. Cut ½-inch long notches around a paper plate. You can mark them prior to cutting.
Step 2 Paper Plate Spider Web 2. Paint the paper plate with tempera or poster paint. If your plate is glossy or waxy, use acrylic paint. Black, purple, and orange are popular colors for Halloween but you can paint it any color you like.
Step 3 Paper Plate Spider Web 3. Choose a color of yarn that contrasts with the color of your paper plate. Cut yarn to into long pieces—the longer, the better.
Step 4 Paper Plate Spider Web 4. Once the painted paper plate is dry, tape the end of a piece of yarn to the back of the plate.
Step 5 Paper Plate Spider Web 5. Begin weaving the yarn across and around the plate in a random pattern, fitting it into the notches.
Step 6 Paper Plate Spider Web 6. If the yarn runs out, tie its end around any of the crisscrossing strands at the back of the plate. Another option is to just tape it to the back of the plate.
Step 7 Paper Plate Spider Web 7. Tape another piece of yarn onto the back of the plate and continue weaving it around and across the plate.
Step 8 Paper Plate Spider Web 8. Take note that you can pass each notch several times. Continue weaving until you are happy with how your web looks like. Tape or tie the end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate.
Step 9 Paper Plate Spider Web 9. If you want to be able to hang the spider web, tie a piece of yarn around any of the crisscrossing strands at the back of the plate.
Step 10 Paper Plate Spider Web 10. Make a spider by drawing one or by crafting any of these cute spiders: If you drew a spider, cut it out and glue it onto the web. Position the pompom spider or paper spider onto the web by positioning their legs in between the strands of yarn.

More Ideas

Clothespin dragonflies Learning about how spiders use the web to trap insects? Draw small bugs, cut them out, and glue them onto the web. You can also make clothespin bugs like these dragonflies to clip onto the web.