We had several small cake plates left over after our tea party this week, and they were the perfect size for crafting spider webs!
Using a hole punch, I made a hole every inch or so all the way around the edge of the plates. Then I taped a length of yarn to the plate’s underside (2 feet is plenty for a small plate). I directed my crafters to thread their yarn through the holes to create their spider webs.
If you thread the yarn down a hole on the opposite side of the plate, and then up in the hole right next to the one they went down, it will have a nice criss-crossed pattern like a spider web. Or you can just go up and down at will, which is what my little ones did… It still turns out very web like!
And you can’t have a spider web without a spider…
To make our spiders we used one large pom-pom, one medium pom-pom, one pipe-cleaner, and a couple googly eyes. I held the pipe-cleaner so they could cut it into 8 pieces for legs. Then we used the hot-glue gun to put our spiders together. (You could also use craft glue, but I knew my little ones would want to play with their crawly critters right away, and hot-glue just dries that much faster!)
My little guy had fun singing “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” as he walked his new friend all over his spider web.
That’s when my daughter asked if we could make sandy spider webs again… I guess I know what craft we’ll be doing tomorrow!
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