Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Weave your own web for halloween ... ...

With Halloween just around the corner I thought I'd share something we did last year, but have expanded a little on this year.
Last year we did a load of Halloween based crafts, conker spiders and such like, and we also made spider webs from pva glue that we stuck in the windows.

This is a really easy thing to do and all you need is a smooth flat surface, flexible if possible (I use a laminator sheet) as it makes it easier to get the web off once it's dried, pva glue and you can add glitter as well.

It's really easy to do, but it will take about 24 hours for the glue to set completely.

This is what you end up with -

The picture doesn't do it justice.

To make your own webs all you need to do is draw a web shape on your smooth surface with the glue.

Drawing the web - 

Web weaving.

Start by drawing intersecting lines, until you have as many as you want, this depends on how big the surface is and obviously how big you want it, I find a tube like the one in the picture is best as it is easy to draw neat lines with it, and this would be better for kids to use.

Easy really.

Once you have enough lines, I find 4 is enough, this will give you 8 spokes to your web. Then all you have to do is draw a line in a slight curve in between each spoke, and keep going until you have filled it all up.

Like so -

Complete with purple glitter.

And that's it really, you can add glitter, or leave it plain and you can use paint to colour the glue, but you'd need to get all the glue out of the tube and then put it all back once you've mixed in the paint, I guess you could also use a piping bag for this as long as you don't mind having to throw it out after, but use a fine nozzle.

You can make a web like the one above and place it anywhere on a window, if your surface was nice and flat and smooth the web should stick with no trouble, I find the laminator sheet is handy for this for a few reasons, one being it's nice and smooth and you can move the web out of the way of little fingers while it dries, and with a flexible surface it's easy to peel the web off once it's dried.

Here's another one, this one is for a corner of a window - 

We used silver this time.
Complete with bat :-)


Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween.

Classified: Mom

6 comments:

  1. This could be so useful for a variety of seasonal designs.....clipped to evernote for future ref, ta! ;-)

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  2. No worries, we came up with a load of other things we could do using this method, including stick in the window christams trees and snowflakes.
    I'm also considering trying to do a kind of stained glass effect with glue as well.
    Thanks for reading.

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  3. This is a fabulously cool idea! Love love love! Have put in on Pinterest for you!

    Thanks as always for linking to Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  4. how cool - I have been itching to create some glue clings! I might have to break down & just do it - love how these came out w/the addition of the glitter! would love for you to share this on the Sunday Showcase - http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

    Bern

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  5. Awesome idea- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

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  6. Oh and you will be featured this week at The Sunday Showcase - go grab your button ;-)

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