Sticky Spider Web Play

Sticky Spider Web Play


  • large laminated web
  • clear packing tape
  • cotton balls (colored ones are the most fun)

Background Information

When an orb weaving spider spins its web, it makes some strands sticky and leaves some strands dry. The prey will be trapped in the web but the spider will be able to move about.


Hang the laminated web on the wall.
Take the clear packing tape and make long loops with the sticky side out. Put these on most but not all of the strands.

Let the children take turns throwing the cotton ball “bugs” into the web. The cotton balls can be reused but after a few rounds of play the tape needs to be replaced.

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005

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Category: Games

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.4, 14.3

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