Weaving a stunning web

Weaving can be great fun and the perfect activity on a rainy day. You don't need any special material as we're using scraps of wool to make our rainbow web.

Your rainbow web will look lovely as a wall or even window decoration. They are quite easy to make but look stunning - especially on a rainy day! Depending on the colours you use, you will get quite different results as well - use rainbow colours to create some bright and summery atmosphere or stick to spring, autumn or Christmas colours to create a special mood around the house.

Time needed:

60 - 90 minutes

What you need:

  • paper plate
  • scraps of wool
  • darning needle
  • pencil
  • scissors

1. Draw a zig-zag line around the edge of the paper plate and carefully cut it out. This will be your loom.

2. You will need quite a bit of wool to from the base of your web. Start by looping it around opposite spikes and tie a knot in the middle.

3. Keep looping the wool around opposite spikes until you meet at the end. Tie it together at the back.

4. Use a different coloured wool, thread it onto the needle and start by threading the wool between the different strands.

5. Keep doing so until you want to change the colour - make sure you keep pulling the wool into the middle as you are going.

6. Tie the new wool onto the last one and keep going.

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have filled the plate.

8. Tie the last piece of wool to the web and carefully cut it off.


As we mentioned above, depending on the colours you choose you can create a different atmosphere around the house or where you choose to display your webs. Using different sizes of paper plates will also change the size of your webs.

Did you like this idea or are you looking for more ideas to fill a rainy day? Have a look at our idea for a butterfly made from a toilet roll. They will definitely brighten up your rainy days as well!

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