This week we were looking for a Halloween craft that would be fun to do for different age groups. My niece and nephews were over for a play date and they range in ages from 4 – 8. So we tested out different watercolor resist methods to create our own spider web designs. For the first art piece we made we used a plain old white crayon to design our webs on the paper and then designed our watercolor art over it so the kids could see the resist technique from the white crayon underneath.
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Our favorite watercolor resist technique was using the rubber cement, the patterns came out more vibrant and the kids couldn’t believe they had made something so cool!
For the spiders:
Because we use rubber cement in this project make sure that an adult is the one that is applying it to the paper. First I drew a spider web with the rubber cement onto the water color paper. I sat these outside to air out and dry for a few hours before we actually painted. Next the kids painted over the spider web outlines creating what almost looks like tie dye art! Once everything is dried you can peel off the rubber cement and you’ll see the white lines that it leaves you! The adorable pom pom spiders were the perfect touch!
The spiders are super easy to make with only three items pom pom balls, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. Simply cut the pipe cleaners and bend them to form the legs, I twisted ours around to connect the four pipe cleaners together. Next you’ll glue the pom pom balls to the pipe cleaner legs and then add your googly eyes!
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