We first tried painting with dough cutters last year when we made our turkey paintings. Because dough cutters make a nice straight line I thought it would be fun to experiment with them to make spider web paintings during our spider theme. This is a quick and easy activity you can set up in five minutes or less, so it’s perfect for incorporating some seasonal art into a busy schedule.
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All you’ll need is paper, black paint, a dough cutter (try different sizes and texture designs if you have them), and a spider. Our spider is from a plastic ring. We just cut the ring off of it so we could attach it to our painting.
Place the black paint in a shallow or flat dish so kids can roll the dough cutter through the paint and then roll it onto the paper. If your child finds this part challenging, another alternative is to place some paint directly on the paper and let your child roll back and forth through it. This would be a great modification for toddlers.
There are no correct ways to make process art. Just encourage kids to use the materials however they’d like. Your spider webs will all look different, and that’s great.
Once your child is done painting let the spider web paintings dry. Then let your child choose a spot to attach your spider using glue, and you’re finished!
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Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Learn some facts about real spiders and use toy spiders to learn math, literacy and science concepts in this full lesson plan pack for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The full 31-page Spider Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
- My Spider Emergent Reader
- Spider Babies Fine Motor Activity Mat
- Spider Patterning Task Cards
- Spider Roll and Add Counting Game
- Spider Letter Building Mat
- Itsy Bitsy Spider Story Sequencing Pieces
- Spider Calendar (or general number) Cards
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