I surprised the girls with this fun little set up after quiet time today.
What I love about this Halloween project is that not only is it a cute little craft but it's a great way to practice those fine motor skills.
The materials used:
- Silver and white pipe cleaners cut up into various lengths.
- Black construction paper
- Foam spider stickers
I drew the spider web shape onto the black paper ahead of time. When the girls arrived I demonstrated how to line up the pipe cleaners to the spider web and glue them on. I also explained that there are various sizes to fit the small, medium and large lines.
My 3 year old enjoyed lining up the outside of the spider web.
My 5 year old started off lining the outside and then quickly made her way to the inside as well.
It takes some strength to press down on the pipe cleaners and hold them in place with the glue. The girls didn't know it but they were hard at work practicing fine motor skills!
I let them tell me when they were done and since it took awhile to hold each pipe cleaner in place neither of them filled up the entire web or even came close. We like to encourage the process NOT the product so that was just fine! :)
Next they placed these cute adorable spider foam stickers (purchased from Michaels) on their spider webs and they were done.
*We all know that not everything turns out as planned and even with lots of glue some of the pipe cleaners were not sticking. I waited until they were dry and the ones that didn't stick I placed a small piece of clear scotch tape over them and that seemed to do the trick. Upon reflection this probably would work better with yarn.
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