Glittery Spider Webs

 

Like every month, my blogging buddies and I have done a book activity focused on a shared theme.

This month, the theme is spiders! I loved it because it made me realize that we don’t have a single book about spiders in the house. In fact, when I told E that I’d ordered a few books about spiders, she wasn’t exactly enthusiastic… She came around when the books were actually delivered, though, and we’ve read at least one of them every day since ๐Ÿ™‚

We particularly enjoyed Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks and decided to make glittery spider webs, just like the protagonist of the book!

 

Super simple crafts for kids: We read Aaaarrgghh! Spider! and made glittery spider webs!

(E was 4 years and 11 months old.)

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Materials for Glittery Spider Webs

  • Glitter glue pens. {We had something similar to this, but we only had 5 colors (no purple).}
  • Paper.
  • Spider web template (optional).

 

Notes: We chose to print a couple of spider web templates, but you could absolutely draw your own spider web with a pencil, or even use the glitter glue directly on plain paper. We printed on printer paper, but you may consider using a heavier quality and possibly a darker color: The glitter glue warped the printer paper a bit, and I think the glitter would’ve looked even better on black paper.

E and I picked out two different spider web templates, but she didn’t want to do one of them because she thought it was creepy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I volunteered to work on that one ๐Ÿ™‚

After we’d read the book again, E tried filling in part of the spider web with silver glitter glue {as seen on the book cover}.

 

Super simple crafts for kids: We read Aaaarrgghh! Spider! and made glittery spider webs!

 

She quickly noticed that the glue didn’t spread like she’d expected and decided to trace the spider web instead.

 

Super simple crafts for kids: We read Aaaarrgghh! Spider! and made glittery spider webs!

 

She made sure to use all the colors ๐Ÿ™‚

We found out that the best way to keep the glitter glue under control was squeezing with both hands.

 

Super simple crafts for kids: We read Aaaarrgghh! Spider! and made glittery spider webs!

 

Even so, the glue sometimes came out unexpectedly, so neither her nor my version were perfect. But following the lines was actually very relaxing, and we both loved the way the glitter looked.

E stuck to this for a very long time, but as the glue pens got emptier, it became harder and harder to get out any glue, until she finally declared she’d finish her glittery spider web the next day ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Super simple crafts for kids: We read Aaaarrgghh! Spider! and made glittery spider webs!

 

Here’s my “creepy” spider web ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Super simple crafts for kids: We read Aaaarrgghh! Spider! and made glittery spider webs!

 

The glittery spider webs turned out so pretty! The photos really don’t do them justice.

At the same time, we also worked on hand strength, fine motor, and handwriting skills!

 

Do you and your kids like spider books? Have you tried a spider web craft? Leave a comment below!

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We’ve done a couple of simple spider web crafts before that you might enjoy:

Simple Spiderweb Craft

Fingerprint Spiders

 

Don’t forget to go check out what spider book activities my friends came up with – they all had a lot of fun, too!

Spider Web Color Wheel Craft by Artsy Momma

Spider Coloring & Activity Book {Free Printable Book} by The Natural Homeschool

Itsy Bitsy Spider Activities by Mrs. Karleโ€™s Sight and Sound Reading

The Very Busy Spider Craft and More Spider Activities by Living Life and Learning

Silly Spider Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun

Counting Spiders Preschool Math Game by School Time Snippets

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. What a neat idea! Looks super fun (and then really neat afterward).

  2. My 8 year old is looking over my shoulder as I read this and he yells, “Oh, COOL!” I guess that means we are making glittery spider webs tomorrow! Thanks for sharing at A Little Bird Told Me Linkup.