Not-So-Spooky Halloween Craft: Giant Sticky Spider Webs

Oct 31, 2016

If you are looking for a not-so-spooky Halloween craft idea, then look no further than this simple giant sticky spider webs art project. It's a great idea for kids of all ages, and an excellent activity for working on fine motor scissor-skills.

These spider webs look fantastic as window decorations too. So you'll definitely want to get your kids to make a few of them to help decorate for Halloween!
A spider web made of white yarn on a window with orange, green and purple plastic spiders on top of it
Here is what you'll need for this giant sticky spider webs activity:

  • clear contact paper — I use vinyl book protectors from Dollarama
  • white yarn
  • scissors
  • plastic spiders — we used colorful ones, but little black ones will look really great too!
  • tape

Tape the contact paper, sticky side out, to a window. Set out the rest of the materials for the kids to let them create their own spider web designs.

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Before my boys made their spider webs, we first looked at some photos of spider webs for inspiration. This step is completely optional, but my kids found it interesting. Then, once they had their inspiration webs in mind, they started cutting and positioning the white yarn on the contact paper.

A child's hands placing the white yarn on the contact paper, which is on a window, to create the spider web

Once the spider webs were complete, the kids added some spiders to the web. We used colorful spiders because they're just plain fun, but feel free to use whatever spider decorations you can find.

A little boy plays with a purple spider on the web, which already has a green spider stuck to it

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Here is what the giant spider webs look like from outside. I think they'll also look great at night with some lights shining through them.

The view of the contact paper with the yarn spider web stuck to it from outside, the spiders and web are opaque, but visible

Article Author Dyan Robson
Dyan Robson

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Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is mom to two boys, J and K, who also teaches piano out of her home. On her blog And Next Comes L, Dyan shares her story of raising a child with hyperlexia, hypernumeracy and autism, amongst a variety of sensory activities for kids. You can find out more about their story on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.


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