Halloween Craft Time: Sparkly Spiderwebs

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Captain Fussybuckets is REALLY into crafts right now.  He is always asking to "do a craft" if he's not writing, drawing, or coloring something.  I'm not that into Halloween crafts, but I went to look for a few ideas on Pinterest and I found a lot of cute stuff to do with black paper and white paint.  Check out some of the cute crafts on my Halloween board!

Well, I bought some black paper and I thought I had some white craft paint but alas, I had every color BUT white.  So instead of heading to the store, I look for "homemade white paint" on Pinterest.  I didn't come up with much except Epsom salt paint.  I read a few different posts about painting with Epsom salt and found that it will make a beautiful "snowy" scene on black paper.  But, I don't want a snowy scene…I wanted spiderwebs.  So, I decided to just go with it and see what we came up with.  Most recipes called for 1/2 cup water and a 1/2 cup Epsom salt.  I decided to use 1/2 cup water and 1 cup Epsom salt, and I like how it turned out. 

First, I dissolved the Epsom salt in boiling water:

 

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When it was all dissolved, I let it cool for about 15 minutes.

 

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I didn't give him much direction except for "paint a spiderweb."  We went to look at a huge spiderweb on our carport that has been housing our spider friend for awhile. (As long as he stays outside, yes, he is our friend! smiley)  I pointed out how the wind was blowing the web and it was strong even though the threads were tiny and thin.  I pointed out how they were almost clear but you could still see it at certain angles.

 

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I didn't say anything about drawing a spider, but of course he did and we made it work.  The Captain knew that spiders have 8 legs and well, he drew 8 legs!  I glued on some googly eyes and drew a smile and I think he turned out pretty cute:

 

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Gena is the mom of three boys, ages 5, 3, and brand new! She is the wife of a great man, a Christian, blogger, and former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom. They live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area.

Comments

  1. Super-cute!  Your boys always look like they're having a great time!

  2. Adorable! Great job improvising with what you had, too! 

  3. Omg!  This is super cool looking!  My daughter loves to paint and this is a great one for the Holiday Craft time!

  4. Super cool! I love how that turned out.

  5. such a fun activity for this time of year

  6. Amazing!  I probably would have dropped everything and run out to the store (because I never would have thought to consult Pinterest).  Go you for using what you already had at home!  It came out great too.

  7. Great job!

  8. He did a very cute job on his Halloween craft.

  9. What a fun idea! I have a box (container?) of epsom salts just waiting to be used!

  10. This is such a cute idea!  My 4 year old is obsessed with Halloween – this would be so fun to do together! 

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