Saturday, October 15, 2011

Colorful Bumpy Glue Spider Webs!

Another Spider Web Project!!!  These turned out really COOL!!! We made Spider Webs with glue and then colored inside the spaces to create some really AMAZING works of art!!!  Here is Cassie's finished work:

To create an amazing Spider Web with glue, you may first want to practice drawing Spider Webs like we did in this post: Drawing Spider Webs.  Since we've made spider webs before, we started with glue on black paper. Start with a small circle in the middle of the paper and creating larger circles with each successive one.  These are concentric circles.

As you can see,  C had about 5 circles already!  You can do as many circles as you want!!!

Then create lines from the center circle branching out to finish the drawing part of the spider web.  After you finish this part, let the glue dry  on a flat surface over night!

The glue will dry to the color of the paper (black in this case) and it will have COOL bumpy texture!

To make the spider web stand out and make it colorful we used Crayola Oil Pastels.  We colored in between the spaces.  You could also use colored chalk or chalk pastels too!  Basically you can use anything that would show up on black paper!

I was pleasantly surprised how much C enjoyed coloring her spider web in with oil pastels!  She did a Wonderful job!  Oil pastels are FUN to color with because of their soft and creamy texture!   Maybe that is why she did such a Fabulous job?

After she finished the color,  spiders were added with black oil pastel! What a Fabulous Halloween or any time decoration!

What Do You Think?

***Be sure to check out our How To Draw a Spider Web post and Halloween Greeting Cards post for some other great Spider Web projects!

***Also, at the end of our How To Draw A Spider Web post I have lots of great links to Spider facts,  Spider Web facts, and Spider Books!!!

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  1. Love this idea! I am so doing this! I love your kids craft ideas and my blog has been low on them lately - thanks for the ideas! If I do this, I'll mention you in my blog and let you know.


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  3. I LOVE this! It's so bright and colourful. I've told you this before, but Cassie is quite the talented little artist.

  4. Nice and colourful! Lovely!
    Like the spiders :)

  5. Wow!
    This is a work of ART!
    I agree, Cassie is becoming an accomplished artist, as you teach her so many great things!
    I enjoy allowing children to create freely, with easel painting, finger painting, and drawing, collage, etc. but children do enjoy learning techniques to expand their artistic creations - this is I think called scaffolding in ECE terms.

    The spider web is lovely!

  6. Great idea! I love how bold the oil pastels are against the black! I would imagine a happy spider lives on a web like this :)

  7. This is so amazing and creative! Love the bumpy texture created by the glue and filling up the spaces in between must have been so much fun for C. I am excited to try this and other possibilities with this method..! :)

  8. I love this! It turned out great! Keep up the great work! I love your blog! I'm forwarding this award on to you:

  9. Oh I LOVE this....going to try it tomorrow. GREAT idea! Thank you! :-)

  10. This is absolutely beautiful! I found your post through the Playtime linky and I'm so glad I did. This is a great reason to break out the oil pastels! Thank you for sharing. I've pinned this and I'm your newest follower.

  11. Gorgeous, what a wonderful project! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  12. What a fun idea! Thank you!! I know what our afternoon project is now. :)

  13. Thanks for the idea, I just did a "stained glass" spider web with wax paper, puffy paints and watercolors. Can't have too many options for spider web art!

  14. We will definitely be trying this. what a fabulous idea.