Spider & web garland
An activity using wooden discs to create a spider, web and pumpkin decoration for Halloween.
What you'll need
- wooden discs with holes
- black paint
- silver/white pen or paint
- glass or bottle to draw around
This activity has been provided by
Useful items from our shop
- Acrylic Pens (Fine Nib) - Pack of 5
- Drilled Discs
- White Liquid Chalk Pen - 5mm (Bullet Nib)
- Round Paint Brushes - Pack of 6
- String - 8kg breaking load
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- leave not 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
Cut and drill at least 10 discs; take a look at our drill a wooden disc activity.
Alternatively buy pre-drilled discs from our shop.
If you are using card instead of wooden discs, draw around a bottle or glass and cut out circles. Carefully use a skewer or scissors to make a hanging hole at the top.
Paint one side of each disc completely black. Allow to dry.
Once the black paint is dry use a thin silver or white marker pen to draw on the web.
You can find instruction for drawing/painting a spider’s web here.
Allow all the web lines to dry thoroughly.
Once the web side is totally dry, turn the discs over and draw or paint a white/silver crescent-shape at the bottom.
Paint the rest black. Allow to dry.
Paint the eyes in the crescent-shaped area. How many eyes should a spider have?
Use the white pen/paint to draw on 8 legs.
Once all the discs are dry, thread them onto a string and hang them up.
Take it further:
- try spider’s web Heads or Tails – use your disc instead of a coin
- combine with pumpkin discs for a super-Halloween chain
- make a string & stick spider’s web for your spider to hang around in.
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.