Catch and keep your own spider's web! What could be more cool than that? There are so many fascinating things about spiders and kids of all ages will enjoy learning all about them - did you know for instance that there are around 38,000 species of spiders! This is the perfect way to start a conversation or lesson about these amazing creatures whether your child is a preschooler, in elementary school or older!

Catch-a-Web Catch-a-Web

Project Info

Difficulty Slightly challenging
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age 3+
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  • Balck Card
  • Corn Flour
  • Scissors
  • Spray Adhesive


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  • Step 7

  1. Find a spider's web!
  2. Make sure that the spider is not on the web at this point (Many spiders build a new web every day, so don't feel too bad for the spider!)
  3. Tip a small amount of corn flour into your hand and gently blow it into the spider's web, taking care not to damage it. Do not skip this step - the flour helps the web to be visible on the card.
  4. Adults only: Spray adhesive all over your sheet of card.
  5. Gently position the card behind the spider's web and slowly move forward until the web is lying on the card. Do not push any further than this otherwise you will distort the web.
  6. Using the scissors gently snip the ends of the spider's web so that it is entirely free to sit on the card.
  7. That's it, you now have your own spider web.


  1. WARNING - you must exercise caution when using spray adhesive. It should be handled by adults only. You should work in a well ventilated area, and wear a protective mask and gloves. Be sure that children stand well back so that they are not exposed to the fumes. ALWAYS READ THE SAFETY WARNINGS ON THE CAN AND BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE CAREFULLY.
  2. If you can't find a spider's web in your back yard, you could take a nature hike to find one. Remember, spider's live everywhere so you can find them in cities too - we found ours on our trash can!


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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Eclipse Black, 100 Sheets (22024-01)
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Colored Cardstock
3M General Purpose 45 Spray Adhesive, 10-1/4-Ounce, White
3M General Purpose 45 Spray Adhesive

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
National Geographic Readers: Spiders
National Geographic Readers: Spiders
Spinning Spiders (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Spinning Spiders
Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders
Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects and Spiders
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books)
Are You a Spider?
Diary of a Spider
Diary of a Spider
The Spider and the Fly
The Spider and the Fly
Aaaarrgghh, Spider!

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