Critter Crafts

Dangling Spider

Image Craft9 Danglingspider

All you need are paper plates and art supplies like paint and yarn to make this spider web. Don’t forget to attach the spider to the web so it doesn’t go missing in your house!


  • paint brushes
  • paint
  • glue
  • scissors
  • newspaper
  • paper plates
  • string
  • twist ties


  1. Glue two plates together and let dry (or use one sturdy plate)
  2. Cut notches around the outside of the plate to hold the web
  3. Cut two smaller circles out of a plate for your spider
  4. Cover work area with newspaper and paint the web and two spider circles black
  5. Paint yellow eyes on one of the spider circles and let dry
  6. For the web, cut a long piece of string and glue the ends on one side of the notched plate
  7. Drape the string from notch to notch and around the plate
  8. Glue twist ties on the bottom of the spider body with eyes to form eight spider legs (bend them to look like legs)
  9. Glue on the second circle so the legs are sandwiched between circles
  10. Glue one end of a long string to the spider’s edge and glue the other end of the string to the front of the paper plate web
  11. Glue more string to the top of the web to hang