Paper Plate Spider Craft: The Perfect Spider craft for preschool

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Looking for a fun paper plate spider craft? Thank you’ve come to the right place. This is  the Perfect Spider craft for preschool or it can be the perfect craft for a spider themed story. 

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Paper Plate Spider Craft: The Perfect Spider craft for preschool

Spiders are so creepy and crawly but so mesmerizing nevertheless. I love putting together spider themed recipes  and Spider filled fun because they really are neat creatures. Sure they’re scary and chances are if you see one you’ll probably squirm but they’re actually incredibly fascinating little creatures. I love putting together crafts that involve insects like this adorable caterpillar pom pom  craft. Crafting these fun little critters is always a fun way to learn more about them and how fascinating they are. 

Spiders really are fascinating creatures. Here are some facts to show how incredible they are! 

Fun Facts about spiders

  • There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. Scientists believe there are probably as many more to be discovered.
  • An estimated 1 million spiders live in one acre of land. The number might be closer to 3 million in the tropics. It is estimated that a human is never more than 10 feet away from a spider—ever.
  • Spiders eat more insects than birds and bats combined.
  • Spiders are vital to a healthy ecosystem. They eat harmful insects, pollinate plants, and recycle dead animal and plants back into the earth. They are also a valuable food source for many small mammals, birds, and fish
  • When a spider travels, it always has four legs touching the ground and four legs off the ground at any given moment.
  • Spiders have blue blood. In humans, oxygen is bound to hemoglobin, a molecule that contains iron and gives blood its red color. In spiders, oxygen is bound to hemocyanin, a molecule that contains copper rather than iron.
  • A spider’s muscles pull its legs inward, but cannot extend its legs out again. Instead, it must pump a watery liquid into its legs to push them out. A dead spider’s legs are curled up because there is no fluid to extend the legs again.

There are so many great spider facts out there because they really are amazing creatures. That’s why I put together this fun craft. It’s so easy to make making it the perfect spider preschool craft.




Spider Paper Plate Craft



Large white paper plate

Black craft paint

4 Black pipe cleaners

Hole punch

Googly eyes

Paint brush



Optional: string (for a web)



Paint the paper plate black. Set aside and allow to dry.

Paint a second coat on the paper plate if needed.

Set aside to dry.

Once dry, use the hole punch to punch four holes on each side of the plate.

Space apart by about an inch to two inches.

Cut the pipe cleaners in half.

Place a pipe cleaner in each hole and secure the pipe cleaner to the plate.

Bend the bottom part of the pipe cleaner to finish the legs for the spider.

Turn the paper plate over facing down. Glue the googly eyes on the front part of the paper plate.

If desired, you can use a string to tie (for the spider to hang from a web) to the paper plate by punching a hole in the top part of the plate.





Isn’t this such a fun little craft? 

The Very Busy Spider paper plate craft


Don’t just make this a Halloween activity. You can make it a fun learning activity with any of the below books! 

This really is a fun spider craft for preschool or for later grades. 

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