Easy paper plate Halloween craft – spider trick or treat bag.

Spider trick or treat bag

Yeah, it’s October 1st, I’m finally allowed talk about Halloween without getting eye rolls and or verbal abuse. I took our Halloween box out of storage a few weeks ago and the kids have been enjoying Halloween books, activities and DVDs. Last week we did some Autumn and Halloween origami paper craft to ease them into Halloween crafting. This week we’ve stepped it up a notch. The craft they did today, they really enjoyed, so I figure I’d share it as it’s been a long time since I did a craft post.


  • A Paper plate per child
  • Crayons
  • Paint brush
  • Black paint
  • Black paper
  • White paper
  • Red paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue or staples
  • Ribbon or wool or thread
  • Puncher


Spider prep

 Draw on the bottom side of a paper plate in bright crayon. Paint over in black paint. Allow it to dry. While you are waiting for it to dry, cut out 8 strips of black paper for legs. Cut out eyes from white paper and a mouth from red paper. We recycled origami paper.  When the paint has dried, use the reverse of the paint brush to scrape off some paint in whatever pattern suits you, to allow some of the brightly coloured crayon underneath to show through.
Fold the paper plate in half, and cut along the centre of the smooth part of the paper plate, do not cut the outer circle of the corrugated part of the plate. Glue, tape, stick or staple along the corrugated part of the plate to seal the plate into a bag.  Stick on the legs, eyes and mouth. Punch holes to thread either ribbon, thread or wool through to make handles or a strap for the bag. Make a hat out of black paper, as per the featured image.

Voila! An easy, fun, homemade spider trick or treat bag for Halloween.

My kids who participated in this craft are 6, 4 and 3. They were able to do each part by themselves and they thoroughly enjoyed it. And now they have an original trick or treat bag to collect goodies in. I know they are looking forward to that part the most!


The featured image that shows in the preview for this article is from Picollo Magazine, published by Gakken.  On the web (Japanese only): https://hon.gakken.jp/magazines/


    1. Author

      Me too ! It’s so much fun. And so many great memories from childhood ????

    1. Author

      THANK YOU SO SO MUCH. I am soooo happy you liked and even happier you shared it!! 🙂 THANK YOU, SINCERELY

      1. Elle, my complete privilege. Thanks for posting such a creative piece! One busy beautiful lady you are! xox

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          And thank you for reading, commenting and sharing ???? And in the process lifting my spirits and encouraging me to share more crafts. I will repay the compliment. Xxx

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      Thank you so much. We had fun making them and the kids were so happy with the finished craft. They can’t wait to fill it with sweets.

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