A Web You May Not Want to Surf!

Happy Friday!

Here’s a simple craft that would make a perfect decoration for your upcoming Halloween gathering:
Paper Plate Spider Webs

What you’ll need:

  • Paper Plate (any size)
  • Black paint
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Tape
  • Fake Spiders (plastic spider rings from the Dollar Store are perfect!)

What you’ll do:

  1. Paint the paper plate completely on one side.
  2. After the plate dries, cut small triangular notches around the edge of the plate.
  3. Tape one end of the string to the back of the plate and pull the string over to the front through one of the triangles.
  4. Weave the string from triangle to triangle, back and forth until you achieve the perfect webbed look of your choice!
  5. Tape (or tie) the end of the string to the back side of the plate.
  6. Take a fake spider (or two!) and attach it someplace on the web.
  7. Hang it somewhere to show off your awesome new decoration!

Want a fancy web? Try painting the plate different colors or painting your spiders with different markings.

Ready to really step it up? Check out these books from your favorite branch of the St. Louis Public Library to make life-like webs and models:

Spiders by Nic Bishop

Spiders Are Not Insects by Allan Fowler

Spiders by Gail Gibbons

Spiders by Seymour Simon

Want to make this craft with us? Join us at Barr Branch Library for Monday’s storytime at 11 a.m. to make your own!

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2 thoughts on “A Web You May Not Want to Surf!

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