This week we had Girl Scout day camp. There were lots of crafts and several games, but the one thing that the girls in our group of 6-8 year-olds kept wanting to go back to was the amazing spider web maze!
My 6 year-old enjoyed it so much that I’m planning to create our own version at home.
Want to build your own spider web maze?
All you need is plenty of yarn and a place to build it!
At camp we had plenty of trees, and the group of 4 trees that were near the cabin were set up just perfectly to create our large maze. It allowed enough room for 10 or so girls to travel through the maze at a time.
At home I have a couple trees in mind that I plan to use, along with a fence post so it will be in a triangular set up. Our trees aren’t spaced out quite as far, but since there’s just 2 “spiders” who will be going through it, it doesn’t have to be as large as the one at camp.
You could also try using a post from a swing set, lawn chairs, etc. to create an area to string your web outside. Or, gather up the kitchen chairs and make an indoor version on a rainy day!
Once you have your area chosen you will simply tie one end of the yarn to your first tree (or a post on your chair, etc.). Then walk the yarn to the next object you are using and wrap it around. Continue this pattern, criss-crossing the yarn and having the layers go at different heights until the web is the size you want. (At camp we used more than one ball of yarn. When we ran out we just tied the new ball onto the end where we left off and continued wrapping.)
When you are finished, be sure to leave enough to tie off the end around one of your trees, etc.
Then it’s time to play!
Kids will have a blast going over and under the yarn to get through the maze!