In this session we take some yarn oddments, some spindly sticks and/or pipe cleaners and turn them into funky spiders to add to your Halloween web window displays or to add to dangle off the ends of longer sticks to spider-tickle each other with - squeals and giggles will undoubtedly follow!
Spindly sticks &/or pipe cleaners - 4 per spider. Silver birch or Ivy roots are good for this as they are fairly flexible too.
Yarn - string/wool/jute or whichever oddments you have to hand and want to use up. Contrasting colours can make for fun layers.
A fork (for the fork method) &/or simply your fingers to make the pompoms around.
Whilst using this resource to inspire learning, know you are helping you and your family's wellbeing by:
1) Get Active - Go out walking to collect the stick resources needed for this activity - consider length, colour, straightness (or not - wonky can work too).
2) Keep Learning - use this session to introduce those webs you may have seen outside this autumn into your home. Be open to finding out more about the creature to which they belong.
3) Be Mindful- next time you see a spider, aim to remember that they are just a creature trying to survive, just like we are, they are both beautiful and amazing. Next time you see a spider in it's web, take a moment to look closely at it's colours and notice the intricate patterns created by its web.
4) Practice Kindness- making things with family and children usually requires patience and kindness - be kind enough to give yourselves plenty of time to do them in.
5) Think Community - Share your displays with your community, invite family, friends or neighbours to come and look through your window to see what you have created this year or post them online to inspire others in future!