Draw or paint a spider’s web

August 2, 2017

Simple steps to draw a spider’s web – the starting point for lots of fun activities.

Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 3+

Duration: less than an hour

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: any

Tags: art, Halloween, painting, spider, web, wooden disc

Category: art & creating sustainability & nature

Preparation

You need some wooden discs for this activity; if you want to hang them up then they need a hole in them. If you want to drill your own look at our drilling a wooden disc activity or you can buy them with holes pre-drilled. Painting them first with black paint or a darker colour gives a contrast with the white pen.

Step 1

Draw a small central circle.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

web painted on a hanging wooden disc

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

chain of halloween themed discs