Yesterday Sutton had a play date after school. He goes to half day Kindergarten so he is done with school at 11:15. It’s just so crazy when you get to the age of having play dates that are not centered around the Mom’s having coffee at the park, but rather another child coming home with your child after school…I picked up Sutton & Rosie and we headed to the park… After the park we went home for some lunch and play time. The two of them are both very “artsy” so they wanted to do a craft… I had to think quickly, but love this time of year so I have a head full of October crafts! We decided to make spider webs and spiders! This craft is not only adorable, it’s fun too! Here is how you can do this at home:
construction paper for background (any “halloween” color, I chose purple, but I’ve also done this with orange paper)
black construction paper for spider
tempera paint in coordinating halloween color ( I chose orange, but purple would be fun on orange paper)
lid to a box or tub
DIRECTIONS: Remember, kids can do most of these steps on their own, it makes their projects very adorable. Sutton, Rosie and Shaeffer did most of this work themselves (I obviously prepped the paint and supplies), but they folded, glued, rolled, painted etc.. on their own!
Squeeze a small amount of paint into a small bowl or cup
Put the marble in the paint and roll it around until it is covered
Put the construction paper in the box lid
Place the marble in the box (on top of the construction paper) and let your child roll the marble around making a ‘web’ like design
You may need to re dip the marble a couple of times to get the desired web design
Set your picture aside to dry
Trace something circular on black construction paper for the spider’s body, I used a jar of salsa 🙂 that was out from lunch!
Cut 8 half inch strips of black paper for the legs
Accordion fold/fan fold the strips of black paper so the legs are wiggly
Glue the legs onto the body of the spider
Glue the entire body and legs onto the web you painted earlier.
Add the google eyes
TADA…. OK on that note, my kids have taken several art classes at a local studio and at the end of the class they always have “TADA” time, I think this is so sweet!