Looking for the best Halloween art activity? You’ve got to do this spider web tape resist art activity.
This might be the best Halloween activity I’ve ever shared. We loved it and you loved it – this is officially the most liked photo I’ve ever shared on Instagram. Spider web tape resist art: you win.
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Why is spider web tape resist art so amazing?
Well, just look at it! This activity meets so many criteria for GREAT activity:
- It’s easy to set up
- The supply list is minimal (you probably have it all!)
- It takes time to do (aka you get to sit!)
- The final product is REALLY COOL
This activity is flat out fantastic.
How do you set it up?
It’s so easy to set up this spider web tape resist art activity: just a box and some tape.
I set this up for my kids during my 3rd re-watching of Schitt’s Creek – it felt like a Netflixing type of activity. First, I folded in the cheese (JK). First, I cut a box and flattened it.
- Flatten a box
- Cut off the large panels for your kids
- Make a spider web of tape
Here’s how I made that web of tape:
I first made a PLUS sign (+) and then made a X through it. Next, I connected each of those lines together with smaller pieces of tape.
Was it a 5-second prep like I like in my easy activities – no, this took about 5 minutes… but it was WELL WORTH IT.
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The full supply list:
- Painter’s tape (this pulls up the easiest for me)
- Washable tempera paint (this one and this one are my favorites)
- Nylon brushes (you can’t beat these)
- Muffin tin (optional but that’s what I put our paint in)
For my kids, I decided to make this an “up and out” activity – it’s pretty to photograph AND helps their arm muscles. It’s a solid double win.
But you can also do this on the floor (that’s where my 7 year old did this… I ran out of wall space).
Once my kids had finished… it was time to dry (then remove the tape)
Here’s where the tape-resist comes in
The cool part of tape resist is that it opens an art activity up to a wide age range. Even toddlers can be successful with making this spider web.
Once the paint dries, carefully peel up the tape. This can be tricky in spots so go slow and switch directions if you need to.
I had a few paint pull ups that I glued back down on my kids’ art. Worked perfect!
The final touch: a spider
I added the spider to the middle of my kids’ webs – you can do this or let them. It was the PERFECT finishing touch to an amazing art project.
This spider web tape resist art project was the absolute best.
There’s a reason this was an instant hit with my family – and so many other families out there.
Now… it’s your turn.