For this craft, we used:
foil balls/marbles/golf balls
I created our letter W with a ruler on poster board. You could also use card stock for this, but I happened to have a bunch of poster board lying around.
We end up using an Amazon box (I do most of my Christmas shopping online) to do some marble painting. One at a time, we placed our W into the box with a drizzle of black paint, a few marbles from our marble racer and a foil ball that the kids found from the laundry. The amazon box worked well because it had flaps that I could fold together to keep closed. You don't necessarily need a lid for this activity, but my kids really got into their shaking and rolling.
Every few minutes, we would check on our letters until the kids were happy with their results. I placed the Ws on construction paper to dry, but be careful that they don't stick. If they do, it's fairly simple to just pop them off since the backside isn't all that important.
Once the paint dried, the kids glued as many eyes as they wanted to their spiders.
Once everything was dry, we glued our spiders to our Ws and admired our work. This is a great art activity combined with a keepsake craft that makes it special for the parents and unique to each child.
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