Spider & web garland
Double-sided spider and web decoration for Halloween.
Age Range: 3+
Duration: 1-2 hours
Time Of Day: any time
Category: art & creating
All our Muddy Faces activities are intended to be made in or for the outdoors. In this activity we have used weather-resistant acrylic paint on wood which means the Halloween garland will be long-lasting even when it is hung outdoors.
For a cheaper (less weather-resistant) version use card and poster paints.
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.