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Easy Spider Web Craft for Halloween

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Fin lives in the Central Valley, where he is a student at CSUB. He writes in his free time and is interested in social issues and travel.

If you just have a few simple craft supplies, you can get into the Halloween spirit!

If you just have a few simple craft supplies, you can get into the Halloween spirit!

A Fun and Simple Craft

I enjoy doing crafts from my years working in a public library. These are simple crafts using everyday supplies or things you can get at one of the discount stores. I'll show you how to make this in just five easy steps.

A finished example of a creepy spider web.

A finished example of a creepy spider web.

What You Need

Supplies:

  • 3 craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • Glue
  • Yarn or string
  • A spider (not living!)

Additional Items (Optional):

  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Paint
  • Cotton balls
  • Any other decorative items
Get your supplies first!

Get your supplies first!

Step 1: Set Your Base

Decide how you want to arrange the base of your web. Set your craft or popsicle sticks up in a pattern similar to the picture. You can use more than three sticks if you wish. Glue them together and set aside to dry.

Arrange some sticks to create a base.

Arrange some sticks to create a base.

Step 2: Set It Down and Wait

Before you do anything else, let your sticks dry first. Be patient! Wait for maybe about 30 minutes or an hour.

Step 3: Build Your Center

Start by wrapping the yarn around the center of the object. Wrap it several times—both around the corners in the center and over the sticks—in order to create the center of a web.

Add yarn or string.

Add yarn or string.

Step 4: Move the Yarn Out

Start wrapping the yarn around each stick. Move outward slightly as you wrap the yarn around the next stick. Keep moving in the same direction until you have completed the pattern. See the image for assistance...

Step 5: Add Spiders and Hang!

For a more realistic effect, add some toy or plastic spiders. As seen in the images, you could simply tie a spider to your web using a piece of yarn. Consider adding other decorative items, too.

Now, hang up your spider web! Use some extra string to hang this from a ceiling or a doorknob. You can even make your web into a necklace.

Please let me know if the directions were easy to follow or how it worked out for you. I have a few other craft pages and will be working on more. I hope to hear from you. Thank you!

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