Monday, October 6, 2014

Spider Webs

In honor of the gigantic spider that made a web by our mail box.
We got to watch it eat two crickets (because daddy kept feeding it crickets while we were watching).

SPIDER WEBS!  Also good for Halloween crafting!  We posted ours to our front door.

This is how you make it.

Punch holes around a paper plate.

Get some black string and a kids needle (or you can put tape around the end of the string to make it like a shoelace).

I taped the other end of the string to the back of the plate and then let them string em up how they wanted.
My son needed a little help (not with the threading, but he went from hole to hole all around the edge of the plate and didn't have any string across the middle).

This was the point where we started learning about directional words.

Next to.
Across from.

You can see how originally he just went around the edge of the plate.  Once we started talking about going across not next to, he got it!

She needed a little bit more help pulling her string all the way out because she is younger but with a little guidance they pretty much did this on their own.

Her needle came off her string.

The finished web.

Once your webs are finished tape the end of the string to the back of the plate with the other end.
Then we made spiders out of pipe cleaners.
I took two pipe cleaners for each spider and cut them in half.
Then we took the four pieces and twisted them around each other in the middle to make eight legs.

We practiced counting the legs

Then we just tangled the spider legs up in the web (no glue required).

Don't they look awesome!

Perfect for welcoming trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

1 comment:

  1. These are so cute! I love homemade decorations... just yesterday W. told me we can't make our traditional garbage bag ghosts, they "make us look poor!" Hrumph, I thought they were clever, free, and fun, but I guess we'll be ghostless this year! Kudos to the daddy who fed the spider as a demo!