Spiderweb Painting

I showed you our spider we made out of playdough and pipe cleaners yesterday to go along with “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” song that Hailey loves.

So, I had a fabulous idea that we could do some “ball painting” to create a spiderweb look. It didn’t exactly work.

Here’s what you’ll need- paper, ball, paint, bowl, something to stir if you want to mix your paint together, and a box with sides.

Put some paint in the bowl.

Stir it up to create a fun new color. Or make your toddler upset because she has just decided that she doesn’t like mixing the colors together.

Next you should be able to put the paper inside the box with sides, add some small drops of paint to the paper, and then tilt the box to make the ball roll which will create lines all over the paper (our spiderweb in this situation). The problem was that I used one of Hailey’s golf balls- so it is hollow and didn’t really weigh enough to roll through the paint. It kept getting stuck in the little paint blobs.

So, we tried a deeper box so that Hailey could shake the box harder without the ball flying across the room.

This is the reason we didn’t use marbles (which will give you the best results- but only if your children no longer put everything in their mouths). The golf ball is covered in paint and is being inserted into Hailey’s mouth.

Here is our finished spiderweb. Which looks nothing like a spiderweb. BUT, Hailey had fun making it and that is what matters.

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0 comments on “Spiderweb Painting

  1. Hi, this is a very nice blog you have ^^

    This very creative way to spend your free time, and your Hailey really cute 😀

  2. Mozi Esme's Mommy on said:

    It’s all about going with the flow with kid art, I’ve found! Looks like she had fun even if not exactly as intended – I have lots of those projects! That’s why I ‘try’ to do stuff that doesn’t take a lot of prep time!

  3. Angela on said:

    How cute! Your daughter is just beautiful by the way!

  4. Briana on said:

    Love that you included pictures!!!

  5. Oh my, paint by a carpet. You are a brave mom than me! It is a cute idea. I’ve check back over several day and they are all cute and doable. Where do you get your ideas?

  6. Christine on said:

    That is so cute! I wish I had seen that when my boys were little, but it looks like it’d be fun enough for my big boys (who are now 14 & 12) would still like to do it with me anyway. Thank you for the idea!!

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