Spider webs, nature’s intricate artwork, have always captured our imagination. Let’s channel our inner web-weaver and create a delightful stick spider web craft that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. With just sticks and string, you’ll have a masterpiece to show off in no time! Let’s get weaving!
WILL YOU MAKE THIS STICK SPIDER WEB CRAFT WITH YOUR KIDS? PIN IT FOR LATER!
- Five similarly sized sticks (a little adventure outdoors to find them will add to the fun!)
- String – feel free to play with colors; whites, silvers, or any color your budding artist prefers!
- Create the Base: Start with two of your sticks and lay them down to form an X.
- Secure the Center: At the point where the sticks intersect in the middle of the X, wrap your string around a few times to make sure they are joined securely.
- Star Formation: Time to grab another stick and add it to our X, positioning it so that we have a star shape.
- Steady Center: Now, wrap the string where all three sticks meet in the center, creating a sturdy foundation for our web.
- Begin the Web: From the center, carry your string to one of the star points and wrap it around the stick.
- Weaving Around: Now move to the next stick, looping the string around it, and then onto the next, in a circular path, weaving as you go.
- Growing the Web: Once you have made a full circle, move your string slightly outward and start creating another circular path around each stick, just like before.
- Repeat the Process: Continue this process, moving outwards each time you complete a circle, until you reach the ends of the sticks.
- Finishing: To finish off, secure the end of the string with a little knot on the last stick you wrap around. And just like that, your web is ready!
Tips for Fun and Success:
- Patience is Key: Remember, just like a spider takes its time to weave a web, we too need a bit of patience to make our web beautiful and strong.
- Mix it Up: Feel free to use different colored strings to make your web vibrant and lively. You can even paint your sticks beforehand for a colorful surprise.
- Decorative Options: Once your web is ready, why not add a little spider? You can make one using a pompom and some small pieces of black pipe cleaner for legs.
And there we have it, an art piece that is as fascinating as the natural wonders it is inspired by. Display your new masterpiece proudly in your room or even hang it on the front door to show it off to the whole neighborhood. It’s not just a craft, it’s a fabulous, fun, and educational activity that fosters creativity and patience, while letting everyone have a bit of web-weaving fun!
This activity is good for kids aged children 4 years old and up with adult assistance.
The mess level for this activity is low.
Difficulty to Create
Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
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Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
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Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
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Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!
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Stick Spider Web Craft
- Five similarly sized sticks
- Start with two of your sticks and lay them down to form an X.
- At the point where the sticks intersect in the middle of the X, wrap your string around a few times to make sure they are joined securely.
- Time to grab another stick and add it to our X, positioning it so that we have a star shape.
- Now, wrap the string where all three sticks meet in the center, creating a sturdy foundation for our web.
- From the center, carry your string to one of the star points and wrap it around the stick.
- Now move to the next stick, looping the string around it, and then onto the next, in a circular path, weaving as you go.
- Once you have made a full circle, move your string slightly outward and start creating another circular path around each stick, just like before.
- Continue this process, moving outwards each time you complete a circle, until you reach the ends of the sticks.Finishing: To finish off, secure the end of the string with a little knot on the last stick you wrap around. And just like that, your web is ready!