T made this cute paper plate handprint craft while studying mini beasts, but with it’s Spider theme I think it would work perfectly as a Halloween craft too. This fun craft will give kids practise in threading while making the web, so it’s a good way to get some extra fine motor practise in with your crafting.

Spider and web paper plate handprint craft with wool. Great for halloween or mini beast theme

 

For the paper plate handprint spider you will need:

Paper Plate (plain white if possible)

Paint (any colours for the background plus black for the spider)

Hole punch

Wool (preferably black)

Scissors to cut wool.

How to make this spider craft

First, let the kids paint the background of the plate however they would like. Then once the background of the plate is dry, then paint their hands black and make two prints to form the spider shape. As you can see, the palms of both hand prints over lap, leaving the fingers out to the side as the spider’s legs.

You could add googley eyes to add detail to the spider too if you like.

Spider and web paper plate handprint craft with wool. Great for halloween or mini beast theme

Once all the paint is dry, punch holes around the edge of the plate ready to make the web. Let the kids thread the wool in and out of the holes, (tie or tape one piece in place at the start) across the front of the plate forming a web across the spider. It doesn’t really matter if this goes in all different directions! Once everything is threaded, tie the wool to finish.

Spider and web paper plate handprint craft with wool. Great for halloween or mini beast themeEncourage kids to bring the wool only across the front of the plate, the back will be quite clear as you can see here

Spider and web paper plate handprint craft with wool. Great for halloween or mini beast theme

 

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Spider and web paper plate handprint craft with wool. Great for halloween or mini beast theme