This is one of my favorite projects we’ve made so far. This Glow in the dark spider web is easy to make and makes a great bug unit project or Halloween craft. Perfect for Preschool or elementary age kids.
This is such a fun craft for kids! Whether you are learning about spiders or want a fun Halloween craft, this is a fun kids activity.
DIY Glow in the Dark Spider Web Craft for Kids
This has to be one of my favorite projects we’ve made. It was fun to make, tied in great with our study on spiders, and makes a perfect night light when we are done! Here is how we made it!
First, set-up! Blow up a balloon and hang it so that you can work around it. We hung ours from our kitchen table ceiling fan. Pour out a LARGE bottle of glue into a dish. Cut 30 or so 12” (give or take) strips of yarn. We used tan, but it would work with white, tan, black, or any colored for a creative spider web!
Dip the yarn in the glue to completely coat. Use fingers and glide across yarn to push off any extra glue. (Note: Little hands will love this, but it can get a little messy. Our easily wiped off our table, but you could lay down newspaper to make clean-up easier if you like)
Spider Web Craft
Wrap glue dipped strings around the balloon. Make sure to cover parts of the entire balloon (bottom too) and overlap the yarn.
This is what your spider web should look like at this point. Allow it to fully dry (ours was dry by the next day). Then use a toothpick and pop the balloon. Our kids were amazed at how the web stayed intact and the balloon easily came out through the web.
Making Spider Web GLOW
Now take the web outside and spray with glow-in-the-dark paint (we bought ours here) Hang and allow to dry. This will happen quickly, within 1-2 hours tops.
I used my handy dandy glue gun to attach spiders to our web. (Note: Glue guns are hot and I do not let my children help with this part.)
Here Come the Spider
Here is a close-up of what our web looks like in the daytime. Now for my favorite part . . . .
Glow in the Dark Spider Web Kids Activity
This is what the web looks like at night! Cool, right?!?!? It just needs a couple hours of daylight to recharge and it will continue glowing in the dark. Not only was it a fun project for our Spider unit, but it continues to be great fun for my kids as a night light.
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