String Spider Web

This is a fun creative activity for children over the age of two, to create their own threaded patterns whilst further developing their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

You will need:

  • White card
  • White string or wool


Cut a hexagon out of an A4 Piece of white card, then cut a smaller hexagon out of the centre leaving a ring of about two inches wide. Punch equally spaced holes into the sides of the hexagon ring then tie a long length of string on to one of the holes. Allow the children to thread the string through the holes making their own web patterns, once they have finished, secure their pattern by tying the string to the last hole they threaded.

To hang from the ceiling tie another piece of string through one of the holes. A plastic spider can also be added to the web by tying to a piece of string from the bottom of the web. Alternatively weave the spider into the pattern of threaded string.

Areas of Learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Mathematical development
  • Physical development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
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