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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:
 spaghetti
glue
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.



Book:




Bern

15 comments:

  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 http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/10/sharing-saturday.html Thank you!

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

    Thanks as always for linking to Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  10. Cool! Just popping over from Hands on: as we grow!

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. 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!
    EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com Spaghetti Painting

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