Spaghetti Box Kids

Strategies, Tips and Activities for Learning

learning through play

Kids’ Art: Making Halloween Spider Webs

October 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Here’s a Halloween art project to do with your toddler or preschooler. It’s very easy and it looks great around the house.

Here’s what you need:

-8.5” x 11” black construction paper
-white tempera or kids’ washable paint
-a plastic bin
-4 marbles
-scissors
-stapler

Your child can help with cutting and gluing, depending on her skill level.

Here’s what to do:

Using a sheet of black construction paper, cut out the shape of a spider web.

An easy way to do this is to cut out a large circle, then put a dot in the N, S, E, and W positions. Put one more dot between each of these dots so that you end up with eight equally spaced marks along the border. Now cut sagging loops between each of the marks and you have the basic shape of a spider web.

Now, place your construction paper cut-out in the bin. Put a small line of white tempera paint at various places within the bin.

Place the 4 marbles in the bin.

Allow your child to tilt the bin in different directions. This will cause the marbles to roll through the paint and make white lines across the black construction paper. Now you have a spider web with white silky lines.

Allow the spider web to dry for at least 30 minutes.

For a spider, simply cut a small circle out of the black construction paper. Cut the legs out and staple or glue them on. For eyes, glue on white circles with a black dot not exactly in the middle. The off center pupil gives the spider a kid-friendly silly look. Glue or staple the spider to the spider web.

Repeat the process to make more Halloween spider webs to decorate the house!

Go to subscription details for subscriber information.

Tags: Kids’ Activities · Kids' Art Projects

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beth // Oct 13, 2009 at 2:17 am

    My daughter loved making these. She made 3in a row and wants to make more. Anyway, thanks, it’s a nice simple procedure to follow.

  • 2 Spaghetti Box Kids // Oct 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    You bet. I’m glad she had fun. An easy variation is to make the spider webs different sizes. Best of luck–.

  • 3 Amy // Sep 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I love this project- very fun!

  • 4 Spaghetti Box Kids // Sep 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Glad to hear it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers -AV

  • 5 halloween costumes coupon // Sep 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The more I read it, the more it impresses me. I don’t know how I ever worked without hilarious and funny things in our life, Life would be so much easier especially when there’s a jokes here and there. Being funny is nice because a lot of serious people are lacking with this kind of behavior that is why they are much look older. I would like to thank you for your outstanding blog post. Keep it up! Awesome!

Leave a Comment