This Watercolor Spider Web Craft is especially great because not only is the outcome absolutely stunning, but it’s really two crafts in one. First, there’s the Crayon Resist Watercolor Spider Web squares. But then, we made these simple Clothespin Spiders to stick to the edge and walk around their webs.
The Clothespin Spiders in our Watercolor Spider Web Craft are like a smaller version of our Accordion Fold Paper Spiders. Need another spider craft? These Googly Eyed Monster Spiders are a lot of fun, too. And, we turned old CDs into Scratched CD Spiderwebs giving them a really interesting effect.
For our Watercolor Spider Web Craft you will need squares of light-colored cardstock. We used white, of course, but also a very light pink and light purple. They all turned out wonderfully. Each square was about 5×5, but the size is really up to you.
The rest of the supplies include a white crayon, watercolor paints, black paint, paper towel, clothespins, black cardstock, metallic pens, assorted googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.
Watercolor Spider Web Craft
- Cardstock squares
- Black cardstock
- White crayon
- Watercolor paints
- Black paint
- Paper towel
- Metallic pens
- Googly eyes, assorted sizes
- Glue stick
Begin by painting the clothespins black.
Once painted, set aside to dry.
Now, make the webs. Start by drawing your web with a white crayon. This is why we used some cardstock with a slight bit of color, so it was easier to see. But it will come out great regardless.
Paint over the white crayon with the watercolors. Use any mix and design.
At this point, you could probably just let the paints dry naturally. But we’re impatient. So we used paper towel to blot the excess paint and water away, which also helped blend the colors.
Set the webs aside to dry and finish making the spiders.
For each spider, cut a circle from the black cardstock. Also cut 8 thin strips for the legs.
Glue the legs to the back of the circle. Also glue on googly eyes. And make a mouth with the metallic markers. You could use any pen or marker that will show up on black paper, but we love these metallic markers.
Glue the spider to the clamp end of the clothespin.
Bend the legs.
And attach the spider to the edge of the stunning spider web! An absolutely stunning Halloween craft, but it’s fun all year round, too. But we have more ideas! Be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts at Our Kid Things!