I love this simple and sweet spider web craft. Love it.
And I think it’ll be perfect for a Halloween class party or playdate activity.
No matter the children’s age, kids would totally dig it because anything crayon resist is super-fun. And way spooky.
No glue. A little spider surprise. Big win.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Simple Spider Web Craft:
But you’ve probably seen it before in other spots, as have I. Jean, however, rocked it in her blog post. So beautiful.
With Halloween class party on the brain, I tried to think of a way to adapt the spooky spider web craft for a class party. Cora’s class party.
So we went with paper plates and plastic spiders.
All you need for this are:
- white paper plates
- white crayons
- white yarn
- plastic spiders (we used colored spider rings)
And it’s simple.
We talked about what spider webs looked like before we got drawing on the paper plates. We drew a few on paper, making an X with another X through it, and then we connected each of the lines with a curved inside line.
It was a little tough to draw the spider web on a white plate with a white crayon, but you can do it. The practice helps.
Once you draw the web, you grab your watercolors and paint over the web. It magically appears!
I cut a teeny slit at the end of the web and added a small piece of white yarn, about 6 inches. I taped the back so it would stay put.
Then we tied a small spider to the dangling part of the web–and there you have it–a spooky, simple spider web craft!
What I like about this for a class party activity is:
- that it will take only about 5-10 minutes to complete from start to finish;
- that there’s no glue to dry;
- that a light, almost dry coat of water colors will make the web pop and the color will be brighter;
- that kids can make their web as elaborate as they’d like;
- that they can take the craft with them that very day-just stick it in their folder!
Will it work for you? For your kids? Your class party? Let me know!
fyi: Huge and happy thanks to Zina of Let’s Lasso the Moon and to Jean of The Artful Parent, for sharing their awesome ideas!
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Want a few more fun halloween party ideas?
- halloween class party ideas
- halloween ghost cookies
- boo! your neighbors
- alternatives to halloween candy
- halloween joke notes
- halloween learning
- hats, cats, and pumpkin grid game
- dinner in a pumpkin
- candy experiments