Spaghetti Cobwebs! Take Home Activity

Spiders are incredible engineers. Using just a single strand of silk at a time, they are able to create these beautiful, intricate webs. When you talk about spider webs, most people think about the traditional circular web most common to orb weaver spiders. Actually, different spiders will make different types of webs. Some webs may just be a single long strand going from one tree to another. Other webs look like a layer of sheets on the ground.

spider-webs-types

Source: http://baynature.org/article/spiders/

You are going to pick one type of web and make a model of it. But – instead of using silk like a spider does, you are going to use spaghetti!

Materials: Cooked spaghetti, white glue, wax paper, small paper plate

Directions:

  • Cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the package. Drain, and wait for it to cool down.
  • Lay a piece of wax paper down on the table.
  • Pour a little bit of glue onto the small plate.
  • Next, you are going to dip the spaghetti into the glue and then carefully arrange it onto the wax paper into the shape of the web.
  • After it dries, you can peel it off the wax paper and hang it up! Your very own spider web!
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