It's no wonder spider webs and spiders are such a main icon of fall festivals and halloween decor. They seem to be everywhere you look. Last year we had Charlotte if you remember. And we loved watching her spin her gorgeous webs every morning. But her offspring were not quite as intelligent as she was and the few we saw this year chose to live next door...with a new neighbor that did not appreciate their handiwork as much as we did. Despite Wyatt trying to convince them otherwise, I am pretty sure an exterminator was called and well...we won't think about what happened next.
Instead, this summer we have had a few new spiders. Orb weavers still, but this time they were a bit different, but equally fun to watch. Possibly brown orb weavers.
After watching so many webs being built, we thought about making our own webs. I was telling my friend Kari about a pre-school craft I remember where the teacher cut slits on the sides of a paper plate and the teacher let the children weave black yarn in and out of the slits and across the plate to make a web. We didn't have any paper plates at the time, but necessity is the mother of invention.
What we did have was a few leftover boards from a shelf project and some nails.
This is what we came up with instead.
**I can see these nail boards being put up for a little while and coming back out as snowflake makers in a few months.**