Monday, October 6, 2014

Straw Blow Painting Spider Web Halloween Craft for Kids

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Halloween Activities and Crafts for the Kids
As soon as the calendar changes to October, my kids can't wait to start Halloween crafts and activities. Actually, they've been antsy for spiders and pumpkins since seeing the costumes appear in the stores right after school started!  Today, we're sharing a fun art process craft as part of the All Things Kids Halloween series.  You'll find lots of Halloween inspiration from these creative ladies!
Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween
For our project, we used:
White Construction Paper
Black, Orange, Green, and Purple Washable Kid's Paint
Small bowl/container
Straws
Scented Markers
Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween

I mixed together the black paint with water in an empty applesauce container.  Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween There's no exact measurements for this.  I wanted it to be watery enough for the kids to easily blow the paint with a straw but thick enough to leave a good trail.  We did a little trial and error with this until we got the consistency we wanted, adding a little more water or paint as necessary.
Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween
I put some black paint on a piece of white construction paper for each of the kids and gave them a straw to work with.  First, we practiced blowing out of the straws.  This was important for my 2-year-old who insisted on using his straw to suck up the paint.  It helps to tell the kids to pretend they're blowing out birthday candles.  Once they got the hang of it, the kids loved blowing their paint all over the paper creating designs.  This is a great art process and ensures that each of the kids will end up with a unique spider web.

We let the pages dry overnight and then added spiders to our webs.
Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween
 I love using handprints or fingerprints in a craft because I think it makes them extra special for the parents.  We used our fingerprints to make colorful spiders out of orange, yellow, green, and purple paint.
Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween
Once they were dry, we added legs and eyes using my favorite scented markers.  Now, spiders actually have 8 eyes, but I wanted ours to be more friendly-looking so we just did two.
Spider Web Blow Painting for Kids - so much fun to make! #Halloween
These turned out beautifully and would be perfect for Halloween cards to send to the grandparents.  I know my mother would love these sweet little spiders!

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3 comments:

  1. What a fun activity for toddlers and preschoolers! My daughter would love this! We'll have to give it a try!i have few ideas for kids activities please stop by and checkout Educational Monthly subscription boxes for kids

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