Monday, July 11, 2011

Spinning a Spider's Web

How can you learn about spiders
Without making a spiderweb?

This week we made our own spider web.

We found an old spider web in the garage.
We threw pieces of grass and leaves in it,
To see if it would stick.

We used raffia and made the shape of a spider web.
All along we were a talking about spider webs.
Why they had to be sticky...
What do spiders eat...
Can a bug get free...
This a discovery activity,
in the sense that she had to figure out facts about spiders.

We added some old school paste to make it really sticky.

Then Miss Sassy threw on the bugs
(Aka small pieces of felt I cut for her.)

And they stuck to the web!

We then took some more twine
and wrapped the bugs up really well.

Just like a real spider.

Then she started cutting the web apart.
Not exactly part of the plans, but super fun!

She wanted to make another web,
So I let her use the tape.

In hindsight, I would have bought double stick tape,
given her a shoebox, and let her go to town.
She could have done it completely on her own.
I didn't have double stick tape, and hindsight is 20/20 right?


  1. Such a cute idea! I bet she really understood spiders webs after this. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I wondered why she said "Oh, look, there's a bug" at gramma's with such enthusiasm today! Know I know.

  3. My kids love tape! This is a must do for us! Thank you for sharing it on The Sunday Showcase.


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