This spider web art project for kids combines squeezing out spooky designs with glue and then painting over them with watercolors! Perfect for Halloween!
Updated September 2023
You know how much children like to squeeze glue bottles?
Well, here’s a glue resist art project for kids that gives them the opportunity to squeeze out glue to their hearts content. And then they get to paint the whole thing once the glue has dried.
This makes for a perfect Halloween spider web art activity, but you could do it with any image or theme, even a completely abstract design.
Halloween Spider Web Art
- Watercolor paper or card stock (you can also cut down a piece of poster board into smaller pieces)
- White glue
- Watercolor paint (you could also use liquid watercolors)
- Make a glue design
Squeeze the glue out onto the paper into any image or design desired.
Pro tip: If you have a toddler or someone who has difficulty squeezing the bottle, offer the mini size or cut a larger hole in the top of the bottle.
- Let dry overnight
Make sure your glue is completely dry.
- Add paint!
Paint on and around the dried glue lines with watercolor paint.
That’s all! Easy and fun!
We love to see how the glue lines resist the watercolor paint! If you want to make these even more spooky, you can use black paint to dye your glue black!
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Want even more Halloween fun?
Check out our Halloween Creativity Pack!
This 45-page printable eBook is full of seasonal coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and art projects.
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