Halloween is inching closer and have we got a great activity to do with your kids with this Salt Art Spider Web Craft!
This summer, four of my grandkids came to our house for a week for Grammy’s Camp and we did this salt art activity. The kids especially loved watching the paint colors bleed into the salt! So it is kind of a science experiment/art activity and your kids will love it too.
Here is what you will need:
Construction Paper, pencil or a white pen, Elmer’s Glue, regular table salt, a soft brush and watercolor paints.
We used black paper for this project but we have also done it on white. Both will work but I think the black really makes the colors stand out.
Draw a dot with the pencil or pen to make the the center of the spider web.
Then draw lines through that dot making them go all the way to the edge of the paper. A ruler helps to make real straight lines, but you can also just draw these on your own. Space your lines farther apart rather than closer so there is room for the upcoming glue.
Next draw curved lines between the straight lines, connecting them to look like a web. Again, spacing the lines farther out from each other will help later when you use the glue.
With your glue, trace along all of the lines of the spider web being pretty liberal with your glue.
While the glue is still wet, sprinkle your table salt on all of the spider web lines. If your glue starts to dry, you can work in sections. Glue a section, then sprinkle the salt. Then repeat on another section.
Cover the glue lines generously!
Let the glue dry overnight then carefully remove the excess salt by lightly shaking the paper on it’s side. It should end up looking like this:
With your watercolor paints, dip your brush into the water and then the paints and then drop some color onto the salt. Do not brush the paint down a line of salt. Just drop colored drops of water onto the salt. This is the part that my kids loved the best! Watch how the color bleeds and moves down the line of salt. So fun!
Kids will want to make this Salt Art Halloween Web Craft over and over again! The good news is that you can make this with all sorts of designs. I found a ton of lined designs on Pinterest for free that I just downloaded on white paper and then let the kids go. This was a super great activity that I know your grandkids will love too!
Here are two more great Halloween ideas to make with your kids!