Draw or paint a spider’s web
Simple steps to draw a spider’s web – the starting point for lots of fun activities.
Age Range: 3+
Duration: less than an hour
Time Of Day: any time
Category: art & creating sustainability & nature
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.
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.