October may be the only time of year to welcome spider webs in the house! This crafty spider web decoration is perfect for Halloween and with activities at all skills levels, it's great for the whole family to work on together.
- Black foam board
- White yarn or string
- Black felt
- 1 pair of plastic googly eyes
- Invisible tape
- X-Acto (or utility) knife
- Hole punch
Use a ruler to draw a 10-inch square on the foam board. Measure in about 1 inch from each side and draw another square.
Adults, use an X-Acto or utility knife to cut out the smaller square. You will be left with a 1-inch wide frame.
Use a hole punch to punch holes all the way around the frame, every inch or so. These measurements do not have to be exact, so go ahead and put away the ruler!
Cut a piece of white yarn or string about 2-3 feet long. Take one end and tape it to the back of the frame. Tie a small knot in the other end as close to the edge as you can.
Start weaving your yarn through the different holes in the frame, creating a web-like pattern. The small knot will help you grab onto the yarn as you push it through the holes.
You will go through several pieces of yarn. Just be sure to tape both ends of them all on the back of the frame.
Cut out a spider shape from black felt and attach googly eyes or make eyes from a different color of felt. If you need to draw the spider first, draw it on a piece of paper. Cut out the paper and use it as a pattern to cut the spider out of felt.
Put the spider's legs through some of the woven yarn to hold it in place. Move him around the web throughout the month!
OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.