With the Kids

Make a Giant Yarn Spider Web in the Woods

One of my favorite activities to set up for the kids while we’re camping is a Giant Yarn Spider Web! It’s super simple to do and lasts the whole weekend of our camping trip!

Giant Yarn Spider Web in the Woods

All you need is a ball of yarn! Nothing fancy needed. But I do love the variegated color yarn, making it easy to have fun rainbow colors with one ball of yarn.

Making a Giant Yarn Spider Web


Find a good section of camp where there are 5-7 trees grouped together. Make a loop around one tree trunk and tie a knot. Roll out your yarn and keep looping around nearby trees. Make a lot of criss-crosses around the trees. Once it’s full and looped around all your trees, tie it off and cut the end.

Now it’s ready for play time. There are a few different games to play: don’t touch the yarn, tag, and spiders vs. flies! You could even craft up a few pom-pom spiders to take with you for a little spider web fun!

Playing with a Giant Yarn Spider Web with Kids

When your camping trip is over, simple cut off one end and wind it back up. Keep your yarn ball with your camping gear and it’s ready to use again next time!

You can set up your hammock right next to the web so those spiders can rest between creeping and crawling while they play! Thanks to ENO Hammocks for sending their family friendly hammock for us to try out camping, as well as the darling Twilights!

Eno Hammock with Twilights

Our camping spot was a hit at the campground! You can also try playing Glow Stick Tic Tac Toe or make Camper’s Turkey Chili the next time you camp with your family!

Have fun camping with kids! 

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