Homemade Spider Web

Theme Icon

Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by


  • Physical - Fine motor skills (static tripod grasping), hand eye coordination, demonstrates a hand preference.
  • Intellectual - Observing, problem-solving, matching, communication, spatial awareness, imagination and creativity
  • Emotional - Express feelings and thoughts, self Management (persist in a given task, initiate and carry out tasks), display engagement and appreciation towards nature, increased social-emotional competence.
  • Social - Share experiences, interact with peers and adults with respect, work and play cooperatively with others.

Inspired from Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider, children will learn how to create their own spider web with the use of plastic plates and yarn!
Skill Level
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins

What You Will Need

  • Plastic Disposable Plates
  • Yarn (about 50cm per spider)
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape

Step 1


Gather the materials.

Step 2


Parents will cut 6-8 slits on the circumference of each plate and prepare 50cm of yarn (for 1 spider).

Step 3


Child to select (any coloured) yarn to begin. Next, the parent will tape the tip of the yarn to the back of the plate.

Step 4


Child to ‘wrap’ the plate with yarn by going through each slit 2-3 times. Don’t worry, the messier the better!

Step 5


Once the child is done, the parent will tape the end of the yarn to the back of the plate.

Ask the Kids

What is a spider's web made of?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below