Weave a Spider Web | CMSMatHome

Weave a Spider Web | CMSMatHome


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We’ll learn about spider webs today. The most common kind of spider web is a near-circular type, built by the garden spider. They are most noticeable int he early morning, while covered with dew. See if you can step outside, find one, and then build like a spider yourself.

You’ll need to identify two branches, about a foot apart, and attach a long piece of yarn to one of them. String the yarn directly to the other branch and wrap it around. Drop down about a foot, then wrap the yarn around the branch. Now you can cross the center from the bottom of one branch to the top of the other to form a diagonal. Repeat this with the opposite branch and complete forming your frame.

Using another string of yarn, start weaving a spiral or circular design, starting from the center. When your spiral reaches the outer boundary of the web, your work is complete!

Further Your Learning

  • Do all spiders spin webs?
  • What do spiders do with their webs?
  • Learn about the different types of spiders in Minnesota by clicking here.

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