Homemade Spider Web

by Koo Yi Jie


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: Easy

Suitable For: 3-4 years old

Estimated Time: < 15 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • 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.


Step 1

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

Step 3

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

  • Plastic Disposable Plates

  • Yarn (about 50cm per spider)

  • Scissors

  • Tape

Step 2

Child to select coloured yarn of his/her choice to begin. Next, the parent will tape the tip of the yarn to the back of the plate.

Step 4

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

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