Thursday, September 27, 2012

Web Weaving

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This was a busy bag that I made for a Halloween Busy Bag Swap that focuses on fine motor skills, pattern making, and coordination! L and I had done WEAVING BEFORE and I thought I could turn it into a Halloween themed busy bag by tweaking it a bit and calling it "Web Weaving."  
Coordination comes into play when the child must hold the cardboard base with one hand and weave the string in the groves with the other hand.

what you need
for the web
black acrylic paint or spray paint
white yarn
for the friendly spider
pom pom
fuzzy craft stick
googly eyes
hot glue gun

to make the web
1. Cut a circle out of the cardboard about 10-12 inches in diameter. Cut the circle out and then use scissors to cut triangle groves around the circle.
2.  I then used a nail to pierce a hole in the middle, then thread some white string through the hole and tied a knot in the string on the other side of the cardboard to hold it in place. Make sure you leave a few feet of string for the kids to work with. You can always cut it a bit if it's too long for your child to work with.

to make the friendly spider
1. cut your craft sticks into 1 inch pieces and hot glue them onto the underside of a pom pom.
2. add googly eyes
 The kids can play with them and put them in their webs after they are done, OR a parent can hot glue the spider to the finished web to keep as a halloween art keepsake!

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  1. FUN! I featured this in the Kids Co-Op this week:

  2. This is a great twist on the traditional weaving with yarn and cardboard. My 6 yr old will love this!


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