Spider Web Art

Spider Web Art Jessie Pearl

Create a spider web painting using string.

Materials Needed:

  • Black paper.
  • White paint.
  • 15 cm piece of string.
  • A bowl.
  • Sticky tape

What to do:

  • Add the white paint into a bowl.
  • Tape down the black paper onto a flat surface.
  • Dip the string into the paint.
  • Encourage baby to hold one end of the string and drag it across the piece of black paper, to create a spider web.
  • Remove the sticky tape from the piece of paper and hang to dry.
  • Get a pretend spider and add it onto the spider web.

Hints and Tips:

  • Use white paper instead of black and add different coloured paints instead of just white.
  • Use the artwork as gift paper.
  • Add different textures to the paint to create a different effect (glitter, sand, dirt etc.).
  • Make spiders out of egg cartons and pipe cleaners and add them onto the spider web.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Becomes to become more independent.
    - Begins to learn basic social skills.
    - Persists with challenging tasks.
    - Carries out small tasks.
    - Able to hold two items in each hand at the same time.
    - Enjoys manipulating objects.
    - Able to grasp onto objects.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

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Last modified on Monday, July 6, 2015
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