Watercolor Spider Webs

One child I care for has a phobia of spiders so badly that the child has nightmares about arthropods.

Children’s books always help kiddos when they have issues or are anxious. I bought “Mrs. Spider’s Beautiful Web” by Beverly Randell and “Spiders” by Gail Gibbons to help the child learn about how amazing spiders can be, how beautiful webs are, and help to reduce their anxiety. “Anansi the Spider” by Gerald McDermott is another great children’s book to read with children and do corresponding learning projects. Read “I’m Trying to Like Spiders” by Bethany Barton to a child that doesn’t like spiders.

Making watercolor webs after reading the children’s books is also a perfect non-scary project as Halloween approaches.

Also see how to make a really fun and cute Spider Web Craft made with yarn and crafts sticks (see photo above). Click here to see how to make spider web shaped pancakes.

You can buy the books and supplies for this project by tapping the links above and below or by visiting my storefront by clicking here.

You Will Need:

Hot Glue Gun
White Paper
Watercolor Paint
Paint Brushes

What to Do:

1. Draw a spider web onto white paper using hot glue gun. Make sure the glue lines are thick to achieve a brighter line after the paint is applied.

2. After the glue is dry, begin painting in BETWEEN the glue lines with dark or bright water colors.

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