As a part of our Spider themed week, we made these sensory salt spiderwebs. Making crafts or drawing is a great way to add on to what you are learning about. It allows you to meet the needs of all types of learners and you can create fun visuals to decorate your learning space with.
This craft, like all other crafts, is so good for little people to do. The squeezing out of the glue is good for strengthening little fingers. The adding of the paint is perfect for fine motor skills and they can practice the pincer grip when they sprinkle the salt onto the glue.
While you are doing making these salt spiderwebs, talk to them about spiderwebs, or play a story for them that has a spider as the main character.
- Liquid White Glue
- Table Salt
- Watercolor Paint
- Draw an outline of a spiderweb with pencil on your paper.
- Go over the spiderweb with the glue. Apply it liberally along the lines. Don't let it dry!
- Sprinkle the web with the salt until it is completely covered.
- Let it dry.
- Once dry, paint with watercolors. It is fun to make your brush really wet and then drop the water onto the salt and watch it spread.
We used neon cardboard because it was the only cardboard we had but you can use any colour. The white works really well on black cardboard. Don’t try it on normal paper, it is too flimsy, you need cardboard.