I normally focus on simple preschool art projects and process art, here on my blog and in my preschool class. But with so many older kids at home because of virtual schooling, I wanted to create something school-age children would love. This Halloween art project is tricky for preschoolers, but you could choose to make the web yourself and have them paint, but I think that defeats the purpose. The real value in this Halloween art project is in constructing the web, the fine motor skills required to do so, and the problem-solving skills that get used as well. Another way to make this work in a PreK class or with your preschooler at home is to make the web together. Do this at a free-choice time where you are available to help students one on one with the tricky tape. If you think this Halloween spider web art will be too tough for your students, zip to the bottom of the post because I have a BUNCH more spider-themed ideas for you!
Gather your materials. You will need a mini canvas ( Here is an affiliate link for the ones I bought) , some paint, painter’s tape ( if you can find the really narrow tape that would be best), some scissors, paintbrushes, and if you want, a plastic spider or two.
Start by cutting the tape into narrow strips if needed.
Construct a web. If a child is doing this all on their own, please stress that their web doesn’t have to look like the web they see outside or in pictures. It’s their creation, and it’s all good!
Press it all down well.
Time to paint.
Add another color if you want.
Let dry. Really dry. Peel the tape off. A beautiful web.
Spider Activities for Preschool
Spider Theme Circle Time Lesson Plan – my students adore this lesson, and I love how engaged they are in it!
Spider Web Walking – I use this every year in my classroom to promote gross motor development and balance. It’s also a great way to get kids moving during our rainy fall in Seattle. The best thing is that students absolutely adore this activity too.
Spider Playdough Fossils – you can use more bugs like we did or just stick to spiders.
Spiders In The Mud – just trust me, your students will love this.
Need more simple preschool lessons to send home for remote learning or use for homeschooling
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