Spider & web garland

August 2, 2017

Double-sided spider and web decoration for Halloween.

Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 3+

Duration: 1-2 hours

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: autumn

Tags: autumn, decoration, drill, Halloween, painting, pumpkin, spider, web, wooden disc

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.

Step 1

Paint one side of each disc completely black. Allow to dry.

Step 2

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.

web painted on a hanging wooden disc

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Once all the discs are dry, thread them onto a string and hang them up.

painted spider