Display a small bag and remove five different colored balls of yarn. There is Yellow, Green, Purple, Red and Blue. Show the bag empty and replace the balls of yarn back into the bag. Have a child reach in and choose a colored ball of yarn. Explain which ever yarn they choose, that’s what color the spider will spin the web. The child chooses RED.
Place the red ball of yarn it in front of the frame for the spider to begin spinning the web, but . . . the spider whispers something to you. “WHAT? HUH???!!!!! She said she forgot HOW to spin a WEB!!! But you’re a SPIDER!!!”
Bring out a book that says How to Spin a Web. Open the book and place it in front of the frame along with the red yarn. “We will have to let her READ up on this. She gets forgetful in her old age.”
During your show you remove the book to check on her progress, but she has fallen asleep! No web. Replace the book. Later on in your show you remove the book again, but no web. Apparently she stepped out for aerobics and did a “spin” class. Finally at the end of the show and after much anticipation from the audience, you remove the book and she has completely filled the interior of the frame with a red web. The yarn that was in front of the frame the entire show is now gone. (She spun it!) The audience breaks out into automatic applause.
Add a message to the web by cutting out letters made of felt and glue them to the web. Happy B Day, Say NO, Don’t Bully or . . . READ as Tommy has done on his Read to Achieve Magic Show DVD. (See Tommy’s DVD for his entire presentation.) With this version the frame can be completely turned around before the routine. Extremely easy to operate so you can concentrate on presentation.
The frame measures 20” wide by 16” high. The graphics on the book is gorgeous and this is a prop you will be proud to display in your shows. Comes complete with everything you need to perform the effect: Frame, book, spider, change bag, yarn and instructions. You can’t go wrong!