Thursday, May 9, 2013


Catch a Spider Web

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!

Simple Supplies:

  • spider webs (we went on a Spider Web Hunt--so fun!!)
  • non-toxic spray paint
  • paper

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!


Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Will have to try this with my children! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday at

Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

Brilliant to see the natural patterns they make

CupcakesandHomeschool said...

What a great idea! I will be trying this with my girls! Stopping by from Hearts from Home Blog Hop :)

The OT Toolbox said...

What a fun idea!! Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!
Colleen at

Unknown said...

love this! we'll be making spider web art this summer for sure.
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iGameMom said...

this is really fun. I featured this on Moms' library on iGameMom. Thanks for sharing!