Spooky Cobwebs… More Halloween Fun!

We have another Halloween activity to share with you today. Inspired by the beautiful spiders’ webs outside in my garden we decided to make our very own webs and spiders. This activity, whilst fun, did turn out to be a little bit too complicated for my 2 year olds and should maybe be for slightly older, more¬†dexterous¬† children. However, if you’re looking for something that you can do together collaboratively this might be a nice activity to do.

To make the web you will need the following:

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Sticky tape

and you will need to do the following:

  • Using the scissors, cut small slits all around the edge of the paper plate (approx 18 slits)
  • Cut a long length of yarn
  • Take one end of the yarn and stick it to the back of the plate
  • Now bring the yarn to the front of the plate and take it backwards and forwards catching it in the slits as you go along (I sat the children on my knee and held the plate whilst they held the yarn and showed me where on the plate they wanted to put it as they found it quite tricky to do this themselves)
  • When you come to the end of the yarn take it to the back of the plate and stick it down with the sticky tape. You will end up with a web that looks a little bit like this:

Now you need to make your spider and for this you will need:

  • A plastic milk bottle top
  • A black permanent marker pen
  • Black card cut into 4 lengths
  • Sticky tape
  • Googly eyes

and you need to do the following:

  • Colour the milk bottle top black using the permanent marker and allow to dry
  • Fold the lengths of card in half and then fold up the ends slightly to create the legs
  • Stick the legs onto the underside of the milk bottle top. I did this one at a time to make sure that each one was stuck in place
  • Stick the googly eyes into place
  • Your spider is now made and ready to be placed into its web

We have put our spider and its web up on the door into the playroom and there has been much excitement about it! Tomorrow I’m planning for us to make Halloween lanterns… I’ll keep you posted!