These are real spider webs that we actually caught on paper! Isn't that cool! This quick and easy project is so much fun as a science activity or as part of a spiders unit!
- spider webs (we went on a Spider Web Hunt--so fun!!)
- non-toxic spray paint
Easy How To:
1- Spray the spider web with the spray paint, with the can about 6-8 inches away from the web. Make sure you use either non-toxic paint or do this in an area where other plants and wildlife will not be affected.
2- Place your paper under the spider web and lift it up into the web. The web will stick to the paper and you can discuss the spider's work in detail!
3- When you're done looking at and touching it, you can save it, frame it, or recycle it!
A Few Fun Facts About Spider Webs:
1- Different species of spiders build different styles of webs. Some are symmetrical; some are not!
2- Some strands on the web are not sticky--the spider walks on these.
3- Spider silk is made by spinneret glands in the spider's abdomen.
4- Spider silk is stronger than the same weight of steel!
5- Many spiders eat their web each day to make sure they have enough protein to build another web for the next day!
I may share at any of these parties!