Classroom Activities—Weaving a Web

Encourage students to investigate the types of webs spiders weave. Then, after students make these spiderwebs, mount them for a spooky display!


Step 1
Paint the plate black on both sides. When it's dry, cut slits at equal intervals around the edge.

Step 2
Knot one end of a piece of yarn and insert it in a slit so the knot is to the back.

Step 3
Pull the yarn taut across the plate and through a different slit. Continue weaving the yarn until it runs out, knotting it at the back of the plate.

Step 4
Cut a construction paper scrap so it resembles a spider. Glue it to the web.

Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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