We did this with a 4 year old and a 7 year old, and it was a hit with both. It was also messy and a bit hard for them to get it just right. So we helped. The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry.
What to do:
- Cut a piece of wax paper larger than you want the web to be and place it over some cardboard.
- With glue, draw a spider web on the wax paper - start with 8 straight lines, like you're cutting a pie into 8 equal pieces; then draw curved lines connecting the adjacent straight lines to each other. Look at the picture to see what I mean.
- Cover the glue in glitter. This was hard for the kiddos to do thoroughly, so we helped by shaking the cardboard and wax paper around a bit until all the glue was covered.
- Wait until it's dry (3-4 days) and carefully peel the web off the wax paper.
The cool thing is that you can use the technique to make all kinds of designs. Sooo many glittery possibilities...
Are you ready for Halloween?