Spiders. You know I love ’em. They are such fascinating creatures. They spin webs. They kite. They have those eight amazing legs.
Can you imagine being able to build your house And get groceries without needing any tools or supplies? Sounds like a life of ease to me. I’ve loved spiders all my life. I’m intrigued by how scary-looking they can be. Their colors. Their ways of camouflaging. Their ability to survive.
So we should totally honor them with a very cool craft.
I know Halloween is almost here, but we did this cute craft last week and the boys loved it and there’s still time to hang these babies in your window and be a little more spooky for the holiday. So let’s make some.
Spiderweb Window Clings
What you need:
- Wax Paper
- A circular object to trace (we used canning lids, but you could easily go as big as a saucer or plate)
- School glue
I mean, that’s all.
What you do:
- Trace your circles onto wax paper
- With your glue, make a line cutting the circle in half
- Make a line cutting the circle in half the other way
- Make an X through the center of your quartered circle
- Connect each straight line with small curved lines from top to bottom
- I mean, you’re done. Allow the glue to dry overnight
- Next day, carefully peel the spiderwebs from the wax paper
- Dampen a rag and lightly dab the back of the spiderweb to wet it
- Stick it to the window
Easy and very cool, right?
Spectacular Spider Books
If you want your littles to learn a bit more about spiders while they craft those awesome webs, check out my top 5 recommendations. They’re all fantastic, but Spinning Spiders is my fave. It teaches all about webs. There’s even another web craft in it which is infinitely cool.
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