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:
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.