Preserve A Spider Web

Preserve A Spider Web

Spiders are not just creepy and crawly, they are truly one of nature’s great artists.  Spiders produce silk that they use to catch bugs, usually by spinning a beautiful web.

In this activity, be a spider scientist and capture and preserve a delicate spiderweb to study.

Suitable for kids aged 10+ with parental supervision.

You Need:

  • Empty spiderweb
  • Talcum powder
  • Black construction paper
  • Hair spray

What to do:

  1. Head outside, in the backyard, school ground or nature trail in search of an unoccupied spider web. To find out if the web is empty, tap it very lightly. You will see the spider move if it is occupied, and you will need to find another web to preserve. Look carefully in tall grass and bushes. 
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