We start with a snuggle-up-and-read session to learn a science-y thing or two. We need to know what to look for just in case a bit of "grandma magic" incites the sudden skittering of a menacing Folkmanis tarantula puppet across the page we're viewing!
Eeek! There he is! - startling and delighting his young audience!
Here's the age appropriate book we learned from, too. Beautiful clear photos that give just enough of an idea of what these curious critters are like!
Okay! We've got the web......
But who's gonna live here?
Show your little crafter how to wrap yarn around four side-by-side fingers of your hand - the perfect portable loom. When suitably plump, slide the bundle carefully off and tie tightly at center. Cut loops open to make a fluffy spider body.
From here on, a pair of big buggy wiggle eyes, eight pipe cleaner legs, and a bottle of glue are all that stand between you and your.......
voracious web dweller awaiting further scientific inspection!
I envisioned a return to more pages of snuggle-up arachnid themed book learning for that purpose, but it was not to be! Grandsons usually have surprises for grandma, and I was not denied that day either!.......
See this yarn?
There's a use for it!
Complete fascination with slicing teeny-weeny-tiny little pieces with a concentrated seriousness not often seen in crafty-spider-land!
Meanwhile, back at cousin's house.....
I found no further interest in arachnid based academics here either!
(Don't you just love little boys?)
(They crawl right into your heart, string themselves a little nest, and just hang there, making you as happy as a sassy spinning spider enjoying a bit of scrumptious snacking!)
This is not a sponsored post. My purchase and recommendation of the puppet and book were independently made without compensation.