This easy craft idea for kids is lots of fun and doesn’t take much to set it up either. There are only a few items that you need and the woollen webs come out looking pretty good too. Double bonus!
This craft idea also ties in nicely with your arts learning area as it focuses on colour, texture and line and it uses a simple weaving technique.
You’re only limited by your imagination. You could have themed patterns using specific colours, such as it you’re looking at warm or cool tones; or you could let your kids create their own multi-coloured design.
Here’s how to make your own woolly webs.
- 1 sheet of coloured thick card per student. I have used A4 size;
- 1 cardboard frame per student (optional), approximately 2-3cm wide in any colour – A4 size. You can make these yourself by cutting the centre out of the card;
- Woollen threads (yarn) in different colours. Have these already cut in lengths;
- Sticky tape / masking tape;
- Stanley / utility knife;
- Scissors; and
- Craft glue and paintbrush.
1. Using the Stanley knife, cut 2cm slits in the A4 coloured card about 4cm apart around all edges of the card.
2. Select a piece of wool and tape the end of it to the back of the card. Thread the wool through one of the slits so it is now at the front.
3. Take it across to another slit on the card and thread it through the slit to the back. Keep threading the wool through slits until it is too short to work with. Tape the end to the back of the card and trim off any excess wool.
4. Repeat the procedure in step 3 a number of times using a variety of colours and types of wool to create a colourful design.
5. You could also get your students to twist some wool together to make a multi-coloured plait to thread.
6. Brush craft glue over the back of the frame, position over the wooly web and press down to stick. This step is optional, but I think the frames make the webs look finished.
I hope you have fun with this easy craft.