Silly Spider Web

I am excited to stitch up these Silly Spider Webs with a group of 2 and 3 year olds at the next Toddler Sewing and Storytime.  The little beads add color and double as "bugs" that the spider caught.  They are so easy and fun to make.

I was also thinking that they'd be a perfect craft at a Halloween party!

Any size of embroidery hoop (I used a 7in)
burlap (we used orange)
lacing strings or yarn
plastic needles
pony beads
plastic spiders
hot glue
Halloween-themed ribbon

If you are sewing with younger children or a large group, it's best to go ahead and fill the hoop with fabric.  Once you have the fabric in there tight, just trim around the back.

Thread a ribbon with a lacing string, tie a knot a the end, and get to sewing.  Encourage the kids to sew all around, any which way.  Every so often, stop and add a pony bead "bug" or two or three to the web. When the string runs out, knot it off in the back and start again with a new string.

When the web is finished, hot glue a plastic spider to the web.  Add about 12 inches of Halloween-themed ribbon to the top for a hanger.
If you live in the Memphis area, we'd love to have you join us at Toddler Sewing and Storytime!  It's on Tuesday, October 27, 9am, at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School.  RSVP and info at  This fun event is free for kids ages 2 and 3 and their grownups.  Costumes are optional!

Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

misako mimoko said...

Love all these sewing projects and this blog! what a lovely inspiration <3