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Monday, October 17, 2011

Messy Fun: Spooky Spaghetti Spider Webs for Halloween

Years ago when I taught preschool (way back in 1998, wow!) I was always trying to find fun, sensory and messy ways to play and craft. For Halloween one year, we made spaghetti spider webs. I recall it being very messy and not the best looking craft but what stayed with me the most was the laughs, giggles and shouts of "eew, gross!"

So, I decided this was a must do craft this year with the girls. They were a bit skeptical about it at first but with some encouragement they went for it and we ended up with some spooky looking webs to display for Halloween.

Craft: Spaghetti Spider Web

What You Need:
wax paper
plastic spiders (we used rings)

What To Do:
1. Cook spaghetti and allow to cool
2. Put down wax paper as a work space.
3. Place glue in a shallow dish to allow for easy dipping
4. Coat spaghetti in glue and put on wax paper forming a design for the spider web.

5. Continue to work with spaghetti until a desired web design is completed.

6. Allow to dry completely (preferably overnight)

7. Once spaghetti is dry it can be removed from the wax paper.
*Our spider webs have lots & lots of glue so we had a lot of leftover glue residue but the girls were actually thrilled with the result and deemed the webs extra spooky & perfect for Halloween! I have to agree and we happily displayed them as part of our Halloween decorations!*

This is a great tactile/sensory craft. The Lil Divas loved feeling and playing with the cooked spaghetti and glue. It was cool, slimy, sticky and squishy fun.




  1. What a great idea! I love it! I am definitely going to try this with my daughter.

    I would love it if you would share it on my new link party at Thank you!

  2. Love this idea! Can't wait to try it with my 2 and 4 year olds...

    Love it so much, I'm sharing it in a Halloween Crafts link post tomorrow - with a link to your site for readers to find the directions!

  3. Just realized Google wouldn't link you to my site! If you want to see the post with your link, the site is

  4. We don't celebrate Halloween, but I can see this as a future W (web) craft. Too bad we aren't doing letter of the week this year. Thanks once again for sharing your amazing ideas.

  5. Oooooh A web with Spaghetti!! How cool! :-)

    Thanks as always for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  6. Wow, that's cool! Much better than a web glued to paper and what a great tactile experience.

  7. Fun idea. I have extra spaghetti in the fridge that isn't going to be used. Instead of throwing it out I should try this! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Hope you come back again tomorrow!

  8. Love the spaghetti web! Thanks for linking up!

  9. This is the kind of messy, fun project that I LOVE to do with my kids. Thanks for the fun idea and for linking up to Show and Tell!

  10. wow, great idea, now I know what to do with the spaghetti that's left over and too old to eat! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  11. fun and so creative! thanks for linking up to momstown arts and crafts.

  12. This is a very interactive art! Amazing and creative. Thank you for sharing this idea. Awesome and perfect for the kids. We also did a Spaghetti Painting used. You should check this out! Spaghetti Painting

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