Draw or paint a spider's web
A super simple mark making activity using a wooden disc to create a spider web decoration.
What you'll need
- wooden discs with holes/or use cardboard
- acrylic pens/pens/paint
This activity has been provided by
Useful items from our shop
- Acrylic Pens (Fine Nib) - Pack of 5
- Drilled Discs
- Drill Your Own Tag Kit - Class Sized
- Field Guide - House & Garden Spiders
- Sisal String
- The Very Busy Spider - Eric Carle
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- leave no trace
- source of wood
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- tool use
Draw a small central circle.
Then draw seven straight lines (spokes) out from the circle. They can be as long as you like and don’t worry about making them equal distances apart – they look better a bit uneven.
Starting where a spoke meets the centre circle, draw a line out and up slightly to the next spoke, and then from this spoke to the next. You’re basically creating a spiral shape.
Continue joining one spoke to the next, gradually working outwards. It can help to turn your paper (or whatever surface you’re drawing/painting on) as you go.
As you get further from the centre, curve the lines slightly – so the strands of the web look like they are drooping in between each spoke.
Continue until your web is as big as you want it to be.
Take it further:
- draw and cut out a spider – play pin the spider on the web
- paint webs and pumpkins on wooden discs to create a Halloween Garland.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.