Your kids will absolutely love making this stick spider web. They are really easy to make and you only need a few things from in and around your home. Hang your spider webs on a tree in your back or front yard and watch them twirl around with the wind. Perfect Halloween decor, or anytime really, they’re lovely!
This stick spider web can be tricky for little ones, especially at the start when you’re threading the yarn around the first few sticks. As you move around the sticks though, the frame gets stronger and children are able to take over from that point. If you have older children, they can definitely do this by themselves.
What you’ll need
- yarn or wool (try white, orange or back)
Yarn and Stick Spider Web: How to
1. Go outside and collect some sticks with your children. The bigger the sticks the bigger the spider web will become. If you’re going to make a bigger spider web though, your child will probably need some help to start it off. Bigger spider webs are harder to make.
2. Overlap your sticks to make the spokes of the spider web.
3. Place the yarn under the sticks and move the yarn diagonally between the gaps of two sticks and tie it. Move the yarn diagonally through a different gap between two sticks and tie it again. Do this until all the diagonals have been tied.4. It’s now time to twist yarn around the sticks to make the spiral. Grab a long bit of yarn. Tie it in the middle of the spokes and make sure it’s secure.
5. Next, it’s time to twist the yarn around each stick. It doesn’t matter which way you twist it, just as long as the yarn goes around the stick and is pulled tight before moving onto the next stick. Be sure to keep the yarn close together at the start of the spider web and move wider as you head out towards the edges of the sticks.
6. When you’re nearing the tips of the sticks, tie it off.
7. Tie some yarn or string from one of the stick edges to hang it up in a tree. Easy!
Hang your Yarn and Stick Spider Web
Weaving is quite therapeutic, twisting the yarn around the sticks feels just like when you stare at spider building their own web. It’s mesmerizing!
Time to place your stunning spider webs up in your front or backyard. Your kids will love this and so will the visitors to you place during Halloween!
Why not learn about spiders after you’ve created your beautiful stick spider webs.