I've had a swarm of paper plate spiders take over my house the last couple days! Luckily they are the cute kind that I don't mind having around! ;-)
These are so simple to make, your kids will LOVE them and they make spooktacular Halloween decorations!!
All you need is two small paper plates, some acrylic paint, 4 chenille stems, 8 googly eyes of varying sizes, some glue, scissors and a stapler. I picked up a package of Kids Craft brand glitter chenille stems at my local Wal-Mart to make our spiders extra bright and sparkly.
Paint the underside of two paper plates with acrylic paint and let them dry completely. When they are dry, cut the four chenille stems in half to make 8. Bend each chenille stem once to make a leg, and while holding the two paper plates together, put the chenille stem in between the plates and staple it down. Do this with all 8 legs and then use the stapler to close around the rest of the plates.
Glue on eight wiggly eyes of different sizes on the top of your spider. (As a side note, my kids are way smarter than me because I didn't even know that most spiders have eight eyes. After they insisted on gluing on 8 eyes, I googled it and sure enough, they were right!) Lastly, we punched a hole in the top of the spider and tied a white string through it so we could hang it up as if it was coming down it's spider web.
Luke's black spider was extra creepy!! He told me it was a black widow. Yikes! These look super fun hanging down at varying lengths along my living room curtains as Halloween decorations.
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