The Spider's Parlour
Make your own:
your own spider web
webs are just one of the many kinds of webs that spiders make.
Their design provides a large catching area using the least
amount of silk and time. Woven between shrubs and trees, these
webs are difficult for flying insects to see and avoid. When
insects fly into one of these webs and struggle to get out,
they get stuck to the sticky droplets on the webs spiral
lines. Orb webs must be strong and elastic. After all, catching
a fast flying insect in an orb web is like snaring a jet plane.
length of wool
piece of foam
push each skewer through the foam, like the spokes of a wheel,
so that there is an equal length of skewer on each side.
a small loop in one end of the wool and knot it to the base
of one of the spokes, pushing it tightly against the foam.
the wool to the next spoke and wrap it around, keeping the
wool tight. Continue this from spoke to spoke, moving outwards
from the centre like a spiral.
you reach the outside end of the spokes, tie off the wool
in a firm knot.
web should now be finished! If you want to put a spider in
the middle, you can make one from Pipe cleaners or buy a plastic
one and pin it to the foam.